Westminster Watch

WestminsterWatch - June 2013

With responses to the Ministry of Justice’s consultation paper on legal aid flowing in, Toby Craig considers the changing landscape The only game in town... read more

WestminsterWatch - May 2013

Toby Craig reflects on Lady Thatcher’s passing, cuts, cuts and more cuts and the challenges facing the criminal Bar For whom the bell tolls... A busy month... read more

Westminster Watch - April 2013

Toby Craig looks at an eventful month inside and outside the Palace of Westminster and the lessons to be learnt The Rise and the Fall What price success?... read more

WestminsterWatch - March 2013

Intrigue, scandal and everything in between. Toby Craig examines the state of play in Westminster Wedded to Europe? There are some months when churning out... read more

WestminsterWatch - February 2013

When the facts change. Toby Craig examines Coalition mid-term policies and progress Politicians are often accused of not keeping their promises. There’s a good reason for... read more

WestminsterWatch - January 2013

Winter of Discontent? Toby Craig looks at what the year ahead holds both for the country and for the Bar As the strains of Auld Lang Syne fade gently away, the stoppers on... read more

WestminsterWatch - December 2012

As 2012 comes to a close, Toby Craig and Charles Hale look back at the high (and low) lights for Counsel A year to remember At the... read more

Westminster Watch - November 2012

Toby Craig and Charles Hale review this year’s party conference season for Counsel Life imitating art Returning to our screens to satirise life in... read more

WestminsterWatch - October 2012

Toby Craig and Charles Hale analyse the recent reshuffle and its implications for the BarShuffling the deck Cecil Parkinson once observed,... read more

WestminsterWatch - September 2012

Toby Craig and Charles Hale reflect on this most golden of British summers and hand out the notice-box medals And the winner is... This summer will be... read more