Andrew Tettenborn

The EU is hopelessly muddled on Ukraine

17 May 2022 7:25 pm

A couple of weeks ago Ursula von der Leyen portentously announced a further package of EU sanctions against Russia –…

In defence of a British bill of rights

11 May 2022 11:33 pm

Amnesty International and Stonewall are no strangers to criticising the government. This week they’ve been at it again: blasting Dominic…

The EU is trying to bring Hungary to heel

28 April 2022 9:35 pm

If there was a word in Euro-speak for ‘Move on, nothing to see here,’ the EU would undoubtedly have used…

The relentless march of Europe’s zombie centrists

26 April 2022 4:00 pm

Journalists rarely had it so easy as when it came to writing up the final result of the French presidential…

The real danger Marine Le Pen poses to the EU

15 April 2022 4:00 pm

As the French Presidentielle hots up for the final vote on Sunday week, both Macron and Le Pen are fighting…

Ukraine has exposed the EU for what it really is

8 April 2022 3:30 pm

Since the Ukraine conflict erupted, the EU has had a great deal to say about its sympathy for Ukraine as…

Viktor Orbán's victory has dashed hopes in Brussels

4 April 2022 9:27 pm

The scale of Viktor Orbán’s victory in the Hungarian election overnight has taken even his supporters by surprise. Against many predictions,…

Don't prosecute Soldier F

25 March 2022 11:30 pm

Sometimes old grievances are best laid to rest. That was certainly the view of Tony Blair when his government issued…

Why is the EU attacking Poland and Hungary in a crisis?

11 March 2022 11:30 pm

With Russian bombs harassing Kiev and Kharkiv, the two unsung heroes of Europe have been Poland and Hungary. With very…

Ukraine should think twice before joining the EU

9 March 2022 10:59 pm

Volodymyr Zelensky certainly made big waves when he addressed the European parliament. In the ensuing debate last week, many MEPs made…

The Putin apologists of the European parliament

2 March 2022 8:19 pm

Never underestimate Vladimir Putin, and certainly never underestimate his advisers. Well before the first Russian rockets exploded in metropolitan Kiev,…

Why Boris is right to resist calls for tougher sanctions on Russia

24 February 2022 5:00 am

Did Boris Johnson fail to put his money where his mouth is when it came to hitting Russia with sanctions?…

The human rights clampdown on free speech

17 February 2022 6:50 pm

On Wednesday, in a decision that ought to get a good deal more attention than it will, our Supreme Court…

Brexit-bashing bishops could ruin the Church of England

8 February 2022 10:20 pm

When politicians take to preaching, we feel uncomfortable. When bishops take to politics and managerialism, the sinking feeling gets worse.…

Do university bigwigs really want the best for students?

3 February 2022 11:11 pm

We can all see that our universities are not in a good shape. They are churning out too many graduates –…

The Church of England's diversity mission has gone too far

25 January 2022 4:00 am

Is the Church of England on a mission? It should be, of course. But it appears to have confused its purpose…

A Covid amnesty won’t save Boris Johnson now

20 January 2022 6:00 pm

Timing is everything in politics. Partygate showed the usually sure-footed Boris at his most careless and inept, dwarfing even his…

Nicola Sturgeon’s disturbing attack on the rule of law

13 January 2022 9:19 pm

Lawyers with an awkward agenda can be a thorn in the government’s side in Scotland as much as in England.…

Have we reached peak human rights?

7 January 2022 2:30 am

After the Colston debacle, you might be forgiven for having missed the other legal story that broke this week. The…

The EU is forcing Poland to choose between money or the constitution

24 December 2021 6:30 pm

You might find it difficult, not to mention dangerous, to get to see a real meeting between an irresistible force…

Harry Miller's 'transphobic tweets' victory is a win for free speech

21 December 2021 4:39 am

Court decisions don’t often call for three cheers, but today’s Court of Appeal determination in the Harry Miller case is…

Julian Assange and the deep flaw in our extradition laws

11 December 2021 11:53 pm

You could almost hear the rejoicing in Whitehall on Friday morning when the High Court cleared the way for Julian…

The sinister side of Meghan’s court victory

4 December 2021 6:00 pm

Reading the Duchess of Sussex’s press release after the Court of Appeal upheld her privacy case against the Mail on…

The EU doesn't understand Hungary and Poland

18 November 2021 10:00 pm

Rather like Germany with its ill-starred ‘Drive to the East’ in the 19th and 20th centuries, one suspects the EU…

Poland's top court has finally called the EU's bluff

9 October 2021 12:26 pm

For many years, the EU has posed as a kind of overbearing imperial leviathan, which insists its law has to prevail over…