Category Law

Why do refugee children continue to take perilous journeys to reach the UK? 

Our government just removed the only legislation providing an alternative. by Isabel Soloaga In January, I revisited the refugee camps in Northern France, where I have volunteered since 2016. There, I met a medic who had treated a 13-year-old boy with fourth-degree burns all over the inside of his mouth: scars from pepper spray that […]

Survivors of sexual violence need #supportnotsuspicion

by Hannah Rose   Last Thursday night, the feminist direct action group Sisters Uncut delivered 30,000 sheets of paper marked ‘confidential’ to the door of the Crown Prosecution Service, on Max Hill QC’s first day in post as its head. The CPS is responsible for taking perpetrators of sexual violence to court.  The heap of paper […]

Deliveroo Riders Aren’t Workers, Says London Tribunal

by Rebecca Prentice In a surprise setback for trade unions attempting to organise the ‘gig’ economy, a London tribunal has ruled that Deliveroo riders are self-employed contractors, not ‘workers.’ This means that the riders do not have basic rights to minimum wage, holiday pay, and health and safety protections. They also have no right to […]

50 Shades of Gray – The Limits of the Law

by Hannah Loosley The sequel to the 50 Shades of Gray film, 50 Shades Darker, came out last Friday, 10th February.  The franchise has encouraged people to be more experimental in the bedroom (fire services experienced  an increase in calls to release people from handcuffs) making S&M no longer a ‘dirty secret’. In this context, […]