Heaton-Harris might have breached the MP’s code of conduct by using parliamentary headed notepaper to write to universities

Jo Johnson, the universities minister, insisted that Mr Heaton-Harris had been pursuing an “academic inquiry” that may “lead to a book on these questions”. However, Tom Brake, the Liberal Democrat Brexit spokesman, said that because a book is “a private … Continue reading Heaton-Harris might have breached the MP’s code of conduct by using parliamentary headed notepaper to write to universities

No. 10 “disowns” Heaton-Harris’s ‘McCarthyite’ behaviour

Downing Street issued a rebuke to the MP Chris Heaton-Harris on Tuesday, telling reporters he had not been acting in his capacity as a government whip when he wrote the letter to university leaders asking for details of professors lecturing … Continue reading No. 10 “disowns” Heaton-Harris’s ‘McCarthyite’ behaviour

Chris Heaton-Harris accused of “McCarthyite” behaviour after asking universities to declare what they are teaching about Brexit

Prof David Green, vice-chancellor of Worcester University, felt a chill down his spine when he read the “sinister” request: “This letter just asking for information appears so innocent but is really so, so dangerous,” he says. “Here is the first … Continue reading Chris Heaton-Harris accused of “McCarthyite” behaviour after asking universities to declare what they are teaching about Brexit

PM’s own terror watchdog says her internet terror plans are something a “Chinese dictator” would do

Theresa May’s plans to fine technology companies for failing to remove extremist material from the internet have been condemned by her own counterterrorism watchdog, Max Hill, QC, who said: “We do not live in China.” His comments are likely to … Continue reading PM’s own terror watchdog says her internet terror plans are something a “Chinese dictator” would do

Snoopers’ Charter to be challenged in High Court

Liberty (The National Council for Civil Liberties) have been granted permission to challenge part of the Snoopers’ Charter. Liberty is challenging the mass collection of everybody’s communications data and internet history, which it believes breaches British people’s rights. The High … Continue reading Snoopers’ Charter to be challenged in High Court

UN Human Rights Council says Prevent is “inherently flawed” but Amber Rudd & Home Office disagree

A UN Human Rights Council has criticised the UK government’s “Prevent” scheme. The counter-terror strategy is “about safeguarding people and communities from the threat of terrorism” by: Supporting people who are at risk of being drawn into terrorist or extremist … Continue reading UN Human Rights Council says Prevent is “inherently flawed” but Amber Rudd & Home Office disagree

Experts say Theresa May is wrong to attack Human Rights in Post-London Bridge attack terror speech

In the speech where Theresa May accused Britain of being “tolerant of extremism”, she said “If our human rights laws stop us from doing it, we will change the laws so we can do it.” Jack Sommers, Assistant News Editor … Continue reading Experts say Theresa May is wrong to attack Human Rights in Post-London Bridge attack terror speech