Westminster Watch

Westminster Watch

As the nation readies itself to vote on Europe, Mark Hatcher considers the diminishing trust in the political class and steadying influence of the select committee I am... read more

Westminster Watch

Mark Hatcher distils for the Bar another busy month in Westminster – Super Thursday and a One-Nation-themed Queen’s Speech. The UK’s ‘Super Thursday’ results on 6 May... read more

Westminster Watch

Is the business of government grinding to a halt as we face up to a spate of elections and the EU referendum and is legislation being pushed through without sufficient scrutiny? asks Mark... read more

Westminster Watch

Whether the Inners or Outers win the day, the long-standing internecine fighting over Europe will not go away, writes Mark Hatcher In less than three months’ time the... read more

Westminster Watch

Mark Hatcher looks at the latest court closure announcement and Labour’s access to justice commission Spare a thought for civil servants who are toiling away even harder to... read more

Westminster Watch

Mark Hatcher reflects on Jeremy Corbyn’s ‘rule-breaking’ reshuffle, its impact on democracy and significance for the Bar One of the most respected constitutional lawyers of... read more

Westminster Watch

Mark Hatcher examines the issues facing those in Westminster at the start of the new year Few MPs returning to Westminster after the Christmas recess will have been able to... read more

Westminster Watch

Mark Hatcher reports on the launch by the Opposition of its Review of Legal Aid and on the debate surrounding the progress of a UK Bill of Rights ‘If we want a rights-based... read more

Westminster Watch

Mark Hatcher reflects on the forthcoming Spending Review and its impact on the administration of justice On 8 July in his Budget Statement the Chancellor of the Exchequer,... read more

Westminster Watch

After an eventful week in Parliament, Mark Hatcher looks at Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership triumph, the end of New Labour and the legal landscape of all the parties Who would... read more

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