Andrew Tettenborn

Poland's top court has finally called the EU's bluff

9 October 2021 12:26 pm

For many years, the EU has posed as a kind of overbearing imperial leviathan, which insists its law has to prevail over…

The Liberal Democrats have a dangerous vision for the City of London

31 August 2021 5:53 am

Liberals have always set great store by laws and declarations. It was joked about Lord Loreburn, the liberal Lord Chancellor…

A Scotsman's home is no longer his castle

23 August 2021 10:15 pm

If you suggest to an English politician that your home should be your castle to use as you like, he…

Will Knowland, Eton and the problem with the teaching misconduct panel

17 August 2021 11:04 pm

When Eton master Will Knowland was sacked last year over anti-feminist views contained in a YouTube video which he refused…

Do we really need lectures from Unesco on our heritage?

8 August 2021 5:05 am

You could describe the UK planning system as a giant whispering gallery where landowners, pressure groups and developers all seek to bend…

The EU’s menacing rule of law power grab

26 July 2021 10:16 pm

Officially the European Union may be a union of sovereign states. But its Commission increasingly has the air of an…

The EU will regret its legal onslaught against Poland

17 July 2021 3:30 pm

When European governments openly disobey courts, ears prick up. When two courts simultaneously contradict each other on the same day…

Troubles' veterans on both sides deserve immunity from prosecution

13 July 2021 8:40 pm

The recent decision by Boris Johnson’s government to put a five-year time-bar, save in exceptional circumstances, on the prosecution of British…

Britain should resist copying the EU's corporate responsibility law

8 July 2021 4:30 pm

Big corporations have a lot not to be proud of, and we certainly could do with laws to rein in…

The problem with linking trade deals to human rights

4 July 2021 5:30 pm

Trade deals are in the air post-Brexit, but not everybody is happy. In a speech this week Frances O’Grady, the…

Prepare for the EU’s ‘Hamilton moment’

22 June 2021 3:00 pm

The EU may boast a common currency like any other state (even if nearly a third of its 27 members…

China should be worried about the Uyghur Tribunal

9 June 2021 2:48 am

There have been harrowing storiesof cruelty, torture and mistreatment of Uyghurs in Xinjiang province in the newsthis week, coming from…

Pro-choice activists shouldn't celebrate Roe v Wade

22 May 2021 7:30 pm

A striking curiosity of American life is that the names of legal cases can insinuate themselves into everyday dialogue. None…

Sturgeon's foreign policy power grab

17 April 2021 5:47 am

There is certainly a lot to catch the eye in the SNP’s manifesto published on Thursday. If you look you…

Europe's human rights judges are right not to ban compulsory vaccines

9 April 2021 10:29 pm

If you think public health authorities in England are overbearing, spare a thought for the Czechs. Parents who fail to…

The problem with our hate crime laws

1 April 2021 7:11 pm

We have a long experience of dealing with hate crime in Britain. In 1958 nine Teddy boys armed themselves with…

Clive Myrie, the BBC and the trouble with Ofcom

13 March 2021 7:00 pm

Ofcom’s tight grip on current affairs broadcasts has been likened by some observers to a choking collar. Clive Myrie, one of…

Meghan Markle and the trouble with human rights law

13 February 2021 3:28 am

Meghan Markle hailed her victory in a high court privacy case as a ‘comprehensive win’ over the Mail on Sunday’s…

Does Britain really need more hate crime laws?

29 September 2020 11:52 pm

Free speech requires a leap of faith: a belief that even if bad speech does harm, the good done by…