Prosecutions may not go ahead if police are not given access to emails, messages and photographs.
Richard Burgon MPDeeply disturbing.
All too often our criminal justice system lets down victims of rape.
This move risks putting women off from reporting rape, and leaving those that do feeling that they are the ones on trial.
The left is at the heart of pushing alternatives to environmental destruction, writes RICHARD BURGON MP
Richard Burgon MPClimate change is the greatest ever market failure. It is driven by capitalism’s endless thirst for profits, whatever the cost.
Socialists are leading the radical green alternative needed to prevent catastrophic climate change.
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With John McDonnell MP / Richard Burgon MP / Dan Carden MP / Laura Pidcock MP/ Claudia Webbe (NEC) & more...
Richard Burgon MPThe real divide in our country is not between those who voted Leave and those who voted Remain.
The real divide is between the many struggling under this rotten system and the privileged few.
Let's work for a Corbyn-led Gov't that delivers for the many!
Exclusive: Campaigners warn 'huge injustices' are taking place and children’s best interests are being 'obscured' as figures show 134 per cent rise in parents fighting cases alone
Richard Burgon MPFigures I've uncovered show a huge rise in parents fighting custody cases alone.
People facing the loss of access to their children should not have to represent themselves.
This is yet another example of the human costs behind Tory legal aid cuts.
Writing in Monday's Daily Mirror, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn insists that the deal on the table "is an unparalleled and unacceptable loss of sovereignty, which Labour will not accept on behalf of our country"
Richard Burgon MPThe PM wasted 2 years negotiating with her own party & came up with a deal that’s the worst of all worlds.
If she can't get her deal through Parliament, it’s time for the Tories to go so Labour can negotiate a jobs-first deal to bring the country together
The cleaners, mostly migrants, want their pay increased from the legal minimum to the London living wage.
Richard Burgon MPIt's unacceptable that the Justice Secretary stands by while hard working cleaners in his own department receive a wage below what they need to live on.
Instead of offering warm words, the Justice Secretary should guarantee them a proper living wage.
Chief inspector in England and Wales says conditions have ‘no place in an advanced nation’
Richard Burgon MPThe crisis in our prisons has now become an emergency – as Labour has long warned it would.
The Tories’ ideological decision to axe thousands of prison officers and slash prison budgets is to blame for this unprecedented failure.
Tory MP Edward Argar is the latest member of Theresa May's top team after he joined the Ministry of Justice
Richard Burgon MPThe Tories’ new Justice Minister used to be Serco Head of Public Affairs.
Serco runs 5 private prisons.
Serco is under investigation by the Serious Fraud Office over an offender tagging contract.
Will the Minister be dealing with any Serco contracts?
The Information Commissioner's Office has begun a criminal investigation into the Ministry of Justice over allegations the department broke Freedom of Information law.
Richard Burgon MPThese are very serious allegations.
Regardless of the embarrassment it causes, the government should publish the report in full and should stop trying to cover up the true scale of the damage that its cuts are causing to access to justice.
“Some of them just sit there like a rabbit in the headlights and haven’t got a clue what’s going on," one judge said in a report leaked to BuzzFeed News.
Richard Burgon MPWhen people’s liberty is at stake, no one should be left without proper legal representation.
It looks alarmingly like the Government is trying to cover up a problem of its own making
That approach must end.
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Damning book by ‘secret barrister’ tells of courts plagued by daily errors leaving them unfit for purpose
Richard Burgon MP"The courts in England and Wales have been brought to their knees by government cuts and left so plagued by daily errors they are no longer fit for purpose."
You can't do justice on the cheap.
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Transport secretary slammed over 'monumental misjudgement'.
Richard Burgon MPGrayling’s botched privatisation of Probation led to a £342 MILLION bailout. With a record like that he’d be fired from any normal job.
Instead he lurches from department to department doling out public money to further his calamitous privatisation agenda
The review was carried out after minister Sam Gyimah said he was "not impressed" by Carillion's prison maintenance work
Richard Burgon MPThe government knew Carillion was performing badly in our prisons. But they still gave £40m to Carillion last year alone to do prison works. It’s outrageous that the Tories are now refusing to publish this report. What are they hiding?
Outsourcing and temporary staff costs rocketed over period when MoJ suffered deep cuts
Richard Burgon MPYet more evidence of the costly failure of the Conservatives' obsession with outsourcing, privatisation and the use of agency work. The courts service spent £50m last year on agency and contract staff - a more than tenfold rise since 2010!
Women have been disproportionately hit with prison sentences of less than one month, newly released figures reveal, leading campaigners to condemn the “ridiculous overuse” of incarceration for minor offences. One in four women sent to prison last...
Richard Burgon MPIf prison is about rehabilitation as well as punishment then as a society we must be asking what is the point of wasting vital resources sending so many women to serve just a few weeks in jail? Prison ought to be used for those who really should be there.
The richest 1 per cent of people in the world now own half of the planet’s wealth, according to a new report that highlights breathtaking levels of global inequality. The study reveals how the super-rich have profited from the aftermath of the 2008...
Richard Burgon MPThe world's richest 1% now owns half of all global wealth. Capitalism clearly isn't working!