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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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Policy Exchange Chairman David Frum discusses the rise and fall of violence in America with criminal-justice scholar Barry Latzer.
Former First Parliamentary Counsel Sir Stephen Laws describes how judicial review of policy has a chilling effect on political decision making, diminishing democratic accountability.
In this post Rebecca Elvin reflects on the separation of powers in the UK constitution and argues that politicians, rather than judges, are best placed to determine the public interest.
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In a recent column for The Telegraph, entitled ‘A diversity of opinions, more than of cultures, is what we need in the judiciary’ Charles Moore referenced the work of Policy Exchange’s Judicial Power Project in relation to the recent Supreme Court judgement.
In an interview with Andrew Gimson for ConservativeHome, Tugendhat reflects at length on his work with Policy Exchange on meretricious litigation against the armed forces, and how this has recently been taken up by the Prime Minister.
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NEW PUBLICATION: Professor Martin Loughlin outlines the failings he perceives in the Supreme Court’s recent prorogation judgment. policyexchange.org.uk/publica…