Theresa May has been warned she could face a fresh court challenge over Brexit, after a retired Scottish doctor claimed the law requires there to be a second referendum on any withdrawal agreement.
via Theresa May warned of fresh court challenge over Brexit as ‘law requires second referendum’ on any agreement | The Independent
Yet the disastrous election of British Conservative leader Theresa May this week has brought American-style faith infused politics to the centre of British government. The use of the Democratic Unionist Party as a buttress for a minority government currently balancing on three legs means May will sit in debt to a small group of radical protestants whose views wouldn’t look out of place on the 700 Club.
via The God Inclusion: Britain Ushers In The Bigots | HuffPost UK
No 10 said ex-Chancellor George Osborne had resigned from the government.
Source: Boris Johnson made foreign secretary by Theresa May – BBC News
MPs will on September 5 debate the idea of a second referendum, and there will be a response from a Government minister – but it does not guarantee a re-run.
Source: Second EU referendum will be debated by MPs after four million people sign petition – Get Surrey
Bashing the European Court of Human Rights is not a new development in Conservative policy – although it’s worth remembering that it was one of May’s predecessors as a Tory Home Secretary, David Maxwell Fyfe (also a prosecutor at Nuremberg, no less), who helped to draft the 1950 ECHR.
Source: Theresa May’s call for UK to exit European Convention on Human Rights will delight human rights abusers
European Convention on Human Rights was the first instrument to give effect to certain of the rights stated in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and make them binding.
Now 60+ years later, is it actually in violation of the Convention to suggest taking those rights away?
Regardless of the outcome of the referendum, she said she still believed the UK should leave the European Convention of Human Rights
Source: Theresa May says EU membership makes the UK safer – BBC News
Draconian new law will massively extend the snooper’s charter giving powers to police that were intended to fight terrorists
Source: Theresa May to hand police sweeping new powers to hack phones and spy on web history – Mirror Online
Home Secretary Theresa May admits fearing she had created a “monster” by setting up police and crime commissioners in England and Wales.
Source: Theresa May feared creating police commissioner ‘monster’ – BBC News
Mozilla has condemned the draft Investigatory Powers Bill, warning that the mandatory data retention at the heart of the legislation runs the risk of making private data vulnerable to attack.
Source: Mozilla calls the draft Investigatory Powers Bill a “harmful step backwards” | Alphr
Police cuts expected in next week’s Spending Review may “reduce very significantly” the ability to respond to a Paris-style attack, one of the UK’s most senior officers warns.
Source: Police cuts: Terror response warning to home secretary – BBC News