Tag Archives: UK Government

UKHIP’s Calais Flotilla: Donations & Evictions

On 28th March UKHIP’s flotilla of solidarity made its way to Calais in a convoy which included a van full of donations – both given and bought with the funds raised by the crowdfunding campaign. Spirits were high as we made our way to the coast, two months of preparation finally coming together, but in […]

Privacy not Prism – Free Public Lecture

Free Public Lecture organised by Queen Mary Institute of Computer & Communications Law (ICCL), in association with Law is War. Thursday 21st November – 6:30 – 8pm Venue: Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary, UoL, 67-69 Lincoln’s Inn Fields Free event but limited places, book online at: privacynotprism.eventbrite.co.uk Edward Snowden has revealed the shocking extent to […]

Russell’s Revolution: Is not voting really the answer?

Not having a TV, I missed Russell Brand’s Newsnight interview when it first aired, but with what feels like the whole world currently singing Brand’s praises (and the ‘R’ word being liberally flung about), I thought I’d better see what all the fuss was about. I applaud Brand, and any celebrity for that matter (Benedict Cumberbatch, Dominic […]

Further criminalisation of squatting: unnecessary and unjust

Last year the UK coalition government brought in new powers further criminalising squatting in residential buildings. Section 144 of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act (LASPO) came into force on 1st September 2012 and carries a maximum 6 month sentence and/or £5000 fine. This, despite the fact that ‘adverse occupation’ is already […]