The big news story of the weekend was the surprising news that the Prisons Minister, Rory Stewart, is considering whether to abolish the power to impose short prison sentences, those of 6 months or less. Arguing for the need for reform, Mr Stewart said:
“You bring somebody in for three or four weeks, they lose their house, their job, their family, their reputation.
“They come...Read More
Was it an offence to accuse Anna Soubry of being a Nazi whilst she was broadcasting on Sky News?
Potentially, is the answer.
The Public Order Act 1986 contains the most likely candidates for any prosecution, in sections 4, 4A, and 5.
These sections deal with ‘lower level’ public order offences.
What are those provisions?
Section 4 is also known as ‘threatening behaviour’, and sections 4A and 5...Read More