Sadiq Khan’s cycle lanes were UNLAWFUL, judge at London’s High Court rules

Sadiq Khan’s ‘Streetspace’ scheme was ‘seriously flawed’ and ‘took advantage of the pandemic’ to push through ‘radical’ and permanent changes to London’s roads and should be quashed, the High Court ruled today. The judgement followed a legal challenge by organisations representing black cab drivers who were angry about being banned from a new bus-only route … Read more

BBC women’s fury as equality watchdog says there was no unlawful bias against them in equal pay row

Female BBC staff past and present reacted with fury yesterday after the equality watchdog found no unlawful pay discrimination against women at the corporation. Former BBC presenter Carrie Gracie, who was at the heart of a huge equal pay row, branded the verdict by the Equality and Human Rights Commission a ‘whitewash’. The EHRC was … Read more

Ex-London mayor Ken Livingstone accused of ‘unlawful harassment’ of Jewish Labour members

Ex-London mayor Ken Livingstone is savaged by official anti-Semitism report for ‘unlawful harassment’ of Jewish Labour members when he defended MP over anti-Israel Facebook post – but he blames ‘political opponents’ and the media Hard Left politician was castigated by Equality and Human Rights Commission Involved in one of two cases where EHRC ruled that … Read more

Home Office policy giving migrants as little as three days’ notice before deportation ruled unlawful

A Home Office policy which gave migrants as little as 72 hours’ notice of their impending deportation has been ruled as unlawful.  The Court of Appeal found the policy created ‘an unacceptable risk of interference with the right of access to court.’   Medical Justice, a human rights’ charity, took legal action over the policy by … Read more

New Zealand’s High Court rules the lockdown was UNLAWFUL – with people wrongly forced to stay home

The first nine days of New Zealand’s COVID-19 lockdown were only partially unlawful, the country’s high court has found.  Laywer Andrew Borrowdale’s case against the government was considered in July, with a decision handed down on Wednesday. A full bench of three judges waved away a string of complaints made about the lockdown’s legality. But … Read more

Coronavirus UK: Christian leaders says mass closure of churches is ‘unlawful’

Prominent UK church leaders today branded the mass closure of churches ‘unlawful and unnecessary’ as they threatened a judicial review into keeping them shut. A coalition of Christian bishops and reverends has urged the Government to prioritise churches in its exit strategy from the coronavirus lockdown. They said it was unfair for churches to be … Read more

Hong Kong police arrest 14 pro-democracy activists on charges of joining unlawful protests last year

Police in Hong Kong arrest 14 pro-democracy politicians, media tycoon and activists – including an 81 year old – on charges of joining unlawful protests last year Pro-democracy activists are arrested on charges of joining ‘unlawful protests At least 14 advocates have been arrested including media tycoon Jimmy Lai Ex-parliamentarian Martin Lee, 81, has also … Read more