Steven Barrett

The dividing wall between law and politics is under attack

4 May 2021 6:45 am

All my legal life I have watched with sadness those who are ever groping, Gollum-like, unable to resist the idea…

The EU needs to stop playing politics with law

17 April 2021 8:50 am

The Lugano convention – part of a tapestry of complicated international law agreements ensuring the courts of one country recognise…

The EU’s vaccine grab breaches the rule of law

25 March 2021 6:00 pm

The EU is discussing confiscating and requisitioning private property. It is surprisingly brazen about this. The bloc is proposing both…

The truth about statues and the law

23 March 2021 2:33 am

There is a proposal to change how we criminalise people who damage statues. This proposed change is set out in…

The EU's jab snatching ruse is legally absurd

18 March 2021 7:01 am

For some months now, increasingly disturbing statements on the law or legal threats have emanated from the EU. Some of…

Mark Drakeford’s men-only curfew would break international law

14 March 2021 10:38 pm

Politicians, including Baroness Jones of the Green Party and Mark Drakeford, who is the Labour leader in Wales, have spoken…

The small print of Boris's Brexit deal makes for reassuring reading

28 December 2020 2:05 am

The new UK/EU Treaty is needlessly long and turgid in its prose: this document was not drafted by people who…

Does the EU understand what sovereignty really means?

10 December 2020 10:06 pm

The UK never tried to have our constitution written in one big session. We made it up by responding to…

Why the EU can't sue the UK

3 October 2020 6:16 pm

Michel Barnier has very politely confirmed that the EU will be suing the UK in a respectful manner. That has…

Why didn't the EU punish Germany when it broke international law?

14 September 2020 11:57 pm

Boris Johnson’s proposal to break international law ‘in a specific and limited way’ has sparked uproar. But do you remember…

The Begum Appeal is a fundamental error of logic

19 July 2020 9:08 pm

There has been an emotional response to the case of Shamima Begum, quite rightly. It is not clear to me…

The German Courts have just made Brexit talks easier

31 May 2020 12:52 am

The old division of leaver and remainer will not serve the best interests of the country as we go forward.…

Britain must back the EU in its fight with German judges

8 May 2020 3:37 pm

Germany’s highest court has plunged more than just the European Central Bank into crisis with its ruling on the legality…