Category: Clause 61

Clause 59 – Free Speech Upheld by Lords

After readings in the Commons and the Lords this week, Clause 59 (previously Clause 58 and 61), which removes the Waddington Amendment to the CJA has been removed in the Bill to be presented to the Commons. You can read

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Coroners and Justice Bill Update

Just a small update for those concerned about the Clause 61 issue (removing the Waddington Amendment from the CJA) in the Coroners and Justice Bill. The Bill is currently in Committee stage in the Lords and we expect Clause 61

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The Sexualisation of Heresy

An absolutely superb piece by Melanie Phillips this morning on her blog. The Equality Bill currently going through Parliament is the latest and potentially most oppressive attempt to impose politically acceptable attitudes and drive out any that fall foul of

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Clause 61 – The Bishops Wade In

The Observer is reporting that Church of England Bishops have begun a parliamentary campaign to oppose Clause 61 in the Coroners and Justice Bill, that would remove the Waddington amendment to the Criminal Justice Bill. Here’s the jist of the

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Martin Parsons on Clause 58/61

Some interesting stuff from ConservativeHome: The government is seeking to abolish this ‘Free Speech’ clause for purely ideological reasons. In fact, the 2008 Criminal Justice and Immigration Act has not even technically become law yet. During Tuesday’s Commons debate, the

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Clause 58 is now Clause 61

But the issues remain. The Coroners and Justice Bill returned to the floor of the Commons this week and the debate over the removal of the free speech clause in the Criminal Justice Act continued. The discussion on Tuesday afternoon

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