Crime & Justice
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The crime rate is not low. Crime can be reduced further and this will benefit everyone but especially the most vulnerable. More police patrolling London’s streets will deliver less crime.
Authored by Rt Hon David Lammy MP, MP for Tottenham and prospective Labour candidate for London Mayor, Taking Its Toll says that an unaddressed property crime pandemic is sweeping Britain. Despite accounting for 75% of all recorded crime, the police and the courts have been turning a blind eye, Lammy states.
Housing associations are being stifled by unnecessary red tape that prevents them from building 100,000 new homes a year – a third of the total housing supply needed to keep up with demand. The government should create a new category of ‘Free Housing Associations’, that are able to set their own rent policy, choose their own tenants and manage their housing stock with greater autonomy.
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The European Court of Justice is not an impartial court and has no role to play in post-Brexit EU-UK relations
Leading authority on EU Law, Dr Gunnar Beck (SOAS), writes for Policy Exchange’s Judicial Power Project to explain why, as a matter of law, Britain can leave the EU without any liability for any allegedly outstanding sums under the EU budget. Dr Beck dismantles Helena Kennedy QC’s suggestion in the Guardian last week that the EU Court of Justice should have a role in post-Brexit Britain
As is now well known, Brexit does not affect the UK’s commitment to the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR). The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) in Strasbourg will continue to be able to determine whether UK law and Government actions are compliant with the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR)…
Tom Tugendhat MP discusses the enquiry into alleged abuse by British soldiers in Afghanistan on Radio 4.
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Policy Exchange’s Judicial Power Project Head, Professor Richard Ekins and Professor Graham Gee wrote to the Financial Times in responce to a recent editorial, ‘Brexit places Britain’s judges in the line of fire’, explaining that it wrongly states that refusal to concede a continuing role for the European Court of Justice after Brexit creates a predicament for UK judges. Their letter, entitled ‘UK judges’ future looks robust, not fragile’ was published in the paper and online.
The House of Commons Library has published reading lists on two specific Brexit topics, both of which feature Policy Exchange reports
Policy Exchange’s Judicial Power Project was praised by Lord Faulks in the House of Lords during a debate on Article 50. He said, “There is an important debate to be had about the proper reach of judicial power—one that is taking place under the auspices of Policy Exchange’s Judicial Power Project.”
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Policy Exchange was to host the former Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rt Hon Alistair Darling; Lord Hoffmann, former Law Lord; and Lord Justice Bean to discuss Policy Exchange’s Judicial Power Project’s new report Judging the Public Interest. The discussion was chaired by Baroness O’Neill of Bengarve, and also included the report authors Professor Christopher Forsyth and Professor Richard Ekins.
Join Victoria Atkins MP and former US Presidential adviser and author of Reefer Sanity: Seven Great Myths About Marijuana, Dr Kevin Sabet, at Policy Exchange for a discussion on the future of drugs policy.
With Rt Hon Mike Penning MP, Minister for Policing, Crime and Criminal Justice and Victims; Lord Wasserman; Katy Bourne, Police and Crime Commissioner for Sussex; Alan Powell, Northgate Public Services; and Glyn Gaskarth, Head of Crime & Justice, Policy Exchange.