Tag Archives: England

Spousal right to silence abolished in Australia

The High Court has recently overturned the right to refuse to give evidence against one’s spouse at common law in Australian Crime Commission v Stoddart [2011] HCA 47. It’s a fascinating decision, as it represents a further very large crack in the crumbling notion that husband and wife are one person. As I’ve mentioned here, […]

A misbegotten Union – Guest post by Lorenzo

[SL: it is now compulsory, in order to practice in either England or Scotland, to study European Union Law (I managed to evade it at Oxford, just), which I suspect is misconceived, at least on the part of those who rather like the European Union. It exposes the bones of an organisation so badly run […]

Dishonesty, looting and theft

This post is inspired by a comment of Dave Bath’s on DEM’s cartoon about the London riots. Dave said: Well, the looters of the City did worse damage, and government bent over backwards to (a) not remove moral hazard (b) not punish but pay to clean the mess. If the rioters were wearing white collars […]

Here we go, here we go, here we go

Yes, it’s on again, the annual UK BNP blow-up. This time it’s the BBC, and not the Oxford Union. Memo to the ‘anti-fascist league’ or whatever you call yourselves these days: 1. Preventing these people from speaking will not make them go away. 2. Behaving badly while the loonies behave politely will make the greater […]