Cuts to legal aid fees for duty criminal solicitors who represent suspects in police stations and magistrates courts, are to be suspended, Michael Gove, the justice secretary, has announced in the department’s latest policy U-turn.
Typically, in dramas involving a villain who threatens the security of the world’s financial markets, the crook tends to be holed up in a futuristic pile located on some glamorous yet unregulated island.
Joshua Rozenberg’s justification of Judge Cooke’s 14-year sentence on my son, Tom, for conspiracy to defraud (14 years in jail for Libor rigging? The judge makes a persuasive case, 4 August) may satisfy those who think there is no penalty too harsh for a banker.
Jeremy Corbyn will brush aside warnings that he risks a return to the divisions of the 1980s when he outlines plans to end “the years of political and economic austerity” to help create a high-skilled workforce in Britain.
Britain’s justice system is badly failing most people who use courts while providing a gold standard of service to the wealthy, according to the justice secretary, Michael Gove.
Conservative ministers have been accused by Labour of trying to push through billions of pounds in controversial pet projects before May’s general election, including the construction of a youth super-prison and further privatisation deals.
Jim Murphy has lined up with pro-independence women’s campaigners to call on the Scottish government to think again about the building of a new super-prison for female offenders.
A bid by two Scottish prisoners to overturn a ban on inmates voting in the independence referendum has been dismissed by the UK supreme court.