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Josiah Mortimer

EXCLUSIVE New Report Blows Apart Dominic Raab’s ‘Bill of Rights’

, 1 February 2023
The Justice Secretary’s long and “dangerous” campaign to scrap the Human Rights Act was “pushed forward by parts of the media” smarting from privacy laws

Keir Starmer Faces Fresh Calls to Back Westminster Voting Overhaul

, 1 February 2023
The Labour Leader is being urged to keep his promises on reforming democracy, Josiah Mortimer reports

The Corruption League of Shame

, 31 January 2023
The stark drop in Britain's score is driven by an increased perception of corruption in public office from business executives and experts
Police watching Parliament

Strikers Could Face Prison Under New Protest Law, Say Legal Experts

, 27 January 2023
The Public Order Act – launched to clamp down on groups like Extinction Rebellion and Just Stop Oil – could be used against trade unionists too

Anti-Strike Bill Gives Grant Shapps Extraordinary Power to Change Workers' Rights in the UK

, 26 January 2023
The Business Secretary will be able to set minimum service levels for six key sectors — and decide what workers are included in the new strike-busting definitions

EXCLUSIVE Driver Lobbyist Group Targeting Sadiq Khan over Clean Air Plans is Funded by Road Haulage Industry

, 23 January 2023
FairFuel UK is leading the charge against the Labour mayor's expansion of the Ultra Low Emissions Zone - which will hit the most polluting vehicles including trucks and lorries

Ministers are Introducing a Form of ‘Pre-Crime’ so Protesters can be Arrested Before they Protest

, 17 January 2023
"It's out of science fiction. How are they going to guess who’s going to be disruptive?” one leading campaigner asked Byline Times

Senior Minister Accused of Trying to Dictate Which Reporter is Allowed to Interview Him as Press Freedom Groups Warn of Backsliding

, 12 January 2023
David TC Davies refused to be interviewed by a journalist who'd dug into allegations of climate change denialism and his equal rights stance

EXCLUSIVE Government Offers No Dedicated Cash for Councils to Warn People they will Need Voter ID in May Elections

, 10 January 2023
Councils could have to choose between hiring extra staff to implement the change or informing voters that their vote is at risk, Byline Times has learned

EXCLUSIVE Conservatives Branded ‘Hypocrites’ Over Minimum Service Law Threat to Unions as Lords are No-Shows

, 9 January 2023
Many members of the Conservative Party's lords bench seem to be taking indefinite strike action, Byline Times analysis suggests

EXCLUSIVE Government May Face Legal Challenge Over Voter ID in Elections Next Year

, 21 November 2022
A legal briefing by Good Law Project says that election groups will have to closely monitor who loses out when mandatory voter ID comes into force in just a matter of months

Groped, Taunted and Followed Home: The Legal Observers of Protests Targeted by Officers for Peacefully Policing the Police

, 24 May 2022
Josiah Mortimer digs into a shocking new report on the challenges faced by those trying to defend our right to protest

The Conservatives are Fundamentally Rewriting Britain’s Electoral Rules – Why Is this Not Headline News?

, 3 May 2022
Josiah Mortimer reports on how the Elections Law will impact low-income and minority voters, neuter the elections watchdog, and change the voting system for mayoral elections

Mandatory Voter ID: The Cost to Taxpayers – and Democracy

, 6 September 2021
The Government’s assessment of how much its proposals to make everyone show ID in order to vote at polling stations will cost represents its ‘staggeringly warped priorities’, according to campaigners

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