How John Bercow keeps Keith Vaz’s secrets

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In the 17th century, England had a problem with laws on sedition. MPs could not speak freely about the king’s policies for fear of judges. To solve that problem, we adopted a special guard against tyranny: “parliamentary privilege”. Now, John … Continue reading

Court issues FGM orders to safeguard two girls in Rotherham

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TWO girls have been safeguarded from female genital mutilation (FGM) following a court order. The interim FGM protection orders were granted by Sheffield Family Court to safeguard two girls from Rotherham following an application by South Yorkshire Police and its … Continue reading

WM Police senior officer to council leader: no more using police resources against blogger

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Last month, the SKWAWKBOX reported on the fiasco when a legal case against the West Midlands blogger known as the Sandwell Skidder was postponed on its first day in court because the court had lost a letter from the Crown Prosecution … Continue reading

Teaching ban for two salaries Perry Beeches head

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A head teacher who paid himself two salaries totalling £280,000 has been banned from teaching. Liam Nolan was executive head teacher, CEO and accounting officer at Perry Beeches The Academy Trust in Birmingham until he resigned in May 2016. Nolan, … Continue reading