Any law student that has ever studied constitutional law would have been beaming at the chance today to use their knowledge of parliamentary sovereignty that laboured them throughout their public law exams many years ago. Having heard submissions over a four-day period in December, the Supreme Court justices ruled this morning, in an 8-3 majority, … Continue reading GUARDIANS OF THE PEOPLE – But Is There Any Hope For Politics?
Magna Carta – Dead or Alive?
Magna Carta is the “anchor of the rule of law” as once famously described by Lord Bingham of Cornhill. 800 years since its signing in 1215, the relevance of the Great Charter as this ‘anchor’ in contemporary systems has come to the forefront of attention as societal changes, economic pressures and political influences exert themselves … Continue reading Magna Carta – Dead or Alive?
THE SEX INDUSTRY: Fifty Shades of the Economy
Mr. Grey and the Fifty Shades of Grey franchise have been whipping up a media storm and lustful frenzy in recent weeks. Controversy has saturated social media. From outcries of subsisting gender inequalities highlighted by the film, to some extremely (and I mean, extremely) excited women in cinemas across the globe, the film adaptation of … Continue reading THE SEX INDUSTRY: Fifty Shades of the Economy
TV Broadcasters in a League of Their Own
Bewildering, confusing, excessive, mystifying, – just a few words to sum up the news that the rights to broadcast Premier League matches on TV have been auctioned off for a record £5.136 billion. Just as Chelsea and Manchester City have done, Britain’s biggest broadcasters have asserted their dominance through their financial firepower. Sky TV paid … Continue reading TV Broadcasters in a League of Their Own
TTIP – Valentine’s Date For The US & EU?
If you haven’t heard of the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership don’t worry – you’re not really meant to have. The TTIP is a series of trade negotiations, primarily for the purpose of cutting tariffs and regulatory barriers to trade between the US and EU, making the access to each other’s markets easier for companies. … Continue reading TTIP – Valentine’s Date For The US & EU?