Politics and law

November 23, 2020

Clear the Lobby: What laws are MPs voting on this week (w/c 23rd November)

Welcome to our weekly feature courtesy of Sebastian Salek, the brains behind Clear the Lobby, working to bring you all the laws MPs are voting on this week, and explained in plain English!
November 10, 2020
TFLWU - 18th Nov

The Future Lawyer Weekly Update – w/c 9th November

The round-up of the stories that a budding Student Lawyer should be aware of this week. Sign up here to get these updates in your inbox every […]
October 19, 2020

Clear the Lobby: What laws are MPs voting on this week (w/c 19th October)

Sebastian Salek, the brains behind Clear the Lobby, brings you all the laws MPs are voting on this week, and explained in plain English!
October 12, 2020

Clear the Lobby: What laws are MPs voting on this week (w/c 12th October)?

Sebastian Salek, the brains behind Clear the Lobby, brings you all the laws MPs are voting on this week, and explained in plain English!
September 28, 2020

Long Read: How much longer are our constitutional rights safe? A discussion of the review into judicial review

This article demystifies the importance of judicial review and looks at the current controversy surrounding the recently launched independent panel. Judicial review reflects many fundamental legal, as well as political, principles, such as the rule of law. Read this article for a detailed commentary on the general significance, links to human rights and current events related to judicial review.
July 20, 2020

BLM Series: Defunding the police

The first article of this series demystifies the frequently-quoted request of protestors to 'defund the police'. To further clarify the topic, there are examples of successful police force reforms from countries such as Finland, Sweden, or Portugal.
March 6, 2020

Facebook’s ‘No Fact-Checking’ Policy in Political Advertising

The increasing importance of digital platforms in political participation raises the question of the rules on such advertising online. Facebook continues to highlight its unwillingness to fact-check political campaigns that take place on the platform. What are the risks of allowing this trend?
January 31, 2020

UK Political Updates Series: The Relationship Between Judges and Politicians

The prorogation of the sessions of the Parliament has been a widely debated topic, due to the decision of Boris Johnson opt for prorogation concerning the passing of his Brexit deal. This article goes beyond these recent events and explains the behind-the-scenes of the interaction between law and politics in this area.
December 6, 2019

UK Political Updates Series: New Speaker of the House of Commons

Article by Eliza Liddicott As promised last week, the following article provides an insight into this overwhelming political period, making up the second of three updates. In […]