Lord William Bach to give guest lecture on future of human rights

Lord Bach

Lord Bach

Lord William (Willy) Bach, Shadow Attorney General and Shadow Foreign and Commonwealth Minister, will give the guest lecture ‘Protecting citizens: the future of Human Rights’, at Nottingham Trent University on March 19.

In his talk, organised by the university’s School of Social Sciences, Lord Bach will argue that for Britain, the next few years will be crucial for the future of Human Rights Law. He will make the point that those who support the repeal of the Human Rights Act 1998 risk not only turning the clock back years, but also isolating Britain from the modern world. Continue reading

So…what can we expect from the 2015 General Election?

Decision made? This is one of the most unpredictable elections in almost half a century, according to Dr Matthew Ashton

Decision made? This is one of the most unpredictable elections in almost half a century, says Dr Matthew Ashton

Every election is billed as the most important of modern times. This is mainly because no journalist ever sold a story by making a contest seem dull and predictable. In this case, though, the media’s hyperbole seems justified, and there are a number of reasons for this.

First and foremost, this is one of the most unpredictable elections of the last 40 years. Elections in 1997, 2001 and 2005 were forgone conclusions with most people able to predict the result months before polling day. By 2010 it was much more open ended – and 2015 is looking equally uncertain. Continue reading