With the Government’s flagship policy in legal disarray, will the Conservative leadership finally stand up for the rule of law or continue stoking their culture wars?
Lawyer Gareth Roberts explains how theDame Hallet’s inquiry has the full force of the law and is not a constitutional nicety the former Prime Minister can wriggle out of
To diminish essential workers’ right to withdraw their labour would be a dangerous precedent and remove an important check on government excess, writes Gareth Roberts
Opinion polls are looking good for Labour – but in victory Keir Starmer would inherit the greatest challenges ever faced by an incoming prime minister, writes Gareth Roberts
Barrister Gareth Roberts explains the importance of the industrial action approved by the Criminal Bar Association Outside Court 4 of the large municipal court building where I spend most of my days, a barrister sits waiting for the doors of the court to open. She looks weary. “A stinky return,” she tells me, which is…
If the Government really want to seize the assets of Russian oligarchs, the Economic Crime Bill doesn’t go far enough, says Gareth Roberts
Lawyer Gareth Roberts looks beyond the breaking of lockdown rules to the wider implications and legal standing of the much anticipated Cabinet Office report
The four defendants were found not guilty of criminal damage for removing the statue of the slave trader in Bristol – the rule of law in Britain will be significantly eroded, says Gareth Roberts
The North Shropshire by-election result has ended nearly 200 years of Conservative domination in the once safe Tory seat – but it now raises the question of what the Liberal Democrats stand for, says Gareth Roberts
The Prime Minister has made a miscalculation in his plans for an economic recovery from the COVID-19 crisis which is entirely focused on England, writes Gareth Roberts
As the Premier League restarts after its suspension due to the Coronavirus, Gareth Roberts looks at a hidden epidemic in Soccer — dementia and other signs of neurological damage
Gareth Roberts makes his case that UK’s catastrophic handling of the COVID-19 pandemic should not be blamed on Boris Johnson’s Government alone – but on the entire Conservative Party
Gareth Roberts argues that the Chancellor must not revert to type after the COVID-19 pandemic eases and preside over the continued under-funding of public services.
Former senior Lib Dem researcher Gareth Roberts on the wake-up call provided by the 2019 General Election result which means he can no longer sit on the sidelines and lament his feelings of political homelessness. How did you feel at 10pm last Thursday when the BBC declared that the exit poll was projecting a Tory…
Former senior Lib Dem researcher Gareth Roberts rues the right-wing swerve of Jo Swinson’s General Election campaign.
Gareth Roberts examines what could lie ahead for the UK if Boris Johnson’s deal is passed and the country leaves the EU early next year.