Commentator on law and policy at @FT and @jackofkent, and on law and media at @sj_weekly. Also tweets at @lookabluesky on non-law topics. Small 'l' liberal.

England’s illiberal moment

blogs.ft.com — This blog looks at law and policy, and it also looks at the media representation of legal and policy matters. The blog is usually written from a critical but liberal perspective. Nothing on this blog constitutes legal advice. David Allen Green is the author of the Jack of Kent blog and was previously legal correspondent of the New Statesman.
Jan 25, 2016

RT @JonDeanSHU: "Cameron sees no role for the law in restraining those who exercise lethal force for the state" @DavidAllenGreen blogs.ft.com/david-allen-gr… @FT

Jan 25, 2016

England's Illiberal Moment - the laws on official use of lethal force. Post by me, at @FT blogs.ft.com/david-allen-gr… pic.twitter.com/W4VHDQoRfI

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Home Office, Saudi Arabia and the need for a ‘safe space’

blogs.ft.com — This blog looks at law and policy, and it also looks at the media representation of legal and policy matters. The blog is usually written from a critical but liberal perspective. Nothing on this blog constitutes legal advice. David Allen Green is the author of the Jack of Kent blog and was previously legal correspondent of the New Statesman.
Jan 13, 2016

So Home Office rejects @DavidAllenGreen's FOIA request for info on UK-Saudi MoU,saying officials need a 'safe space' blogs.ft.com/david-allen-gr…

Jan 13, 2016

The Home Office, Saudi Arabia, and 'safe spaces'. New by me, at @FT: blogs.ft.com/david-allen-gr…

Jan 13, 2016

RT @FT: Comment: There is a divergence between the UK home secretary and the justice secretary on relations with the Saudis on.ft.com/1ZZJG0j

Jan 13, 2016

RT @TonyTassell: So Home Office rejects @DavidAllenGreen's FOIA request for info on UK-Saudi MoU,saying officials need a 'safe space' blogs.ft.com/david-allen-gr…

Jan 13, 2016

The Home Office says it will not disclose its Saudi MoU as it needs a 'safe space'. Me on what this means, at @FT blogs.ft.com/david-allen-gr…

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The Investigatory Powers bill: will it work in practice?

blogs.ft.com — This blog looks at law and policy, and it also looks at the media representation of legal and policy matters. The blog is usually written from a critical but liberal perspective. Nothing on this blog constitutes legal advice. David Allen Green is the author of the Jack of Kent blog and was previously legal correspondent of the New Statesman.

The new Investigatory Powers Bill and the politics of ‘nodding along’

blogs.ft.com — This blog looks at law and policy, and it also looks at the media representation of legal and policy matters. The blog is usually written from a critical but liberal perspective. Nothing on this blog constitutes legal advice. David Allen Green is the author of the Jack of Kent blog and was previously legal correspondent of the New Statesman.
Nov 02, 2015

RT @JackofKent: The new Investigatory Powers Bill and the politics of ‘nodding-along’ New by me, at @FT blogs.ft.com/david-allen-gr… pic.twitter.com/gK11TsUU5N

Nov 02, 2015

The new Investigatory Powers Bill and the politics of ‘nodding-along’ New by me, at @FT blogs.ft.com/david-allen-gr… pic.twitter.com/hIWLRZXgm0

Nov 02, 2015

RT @JackofKent: The new Investigatory Powers Bill and the politics of ‘nodding-along’ New by me, at @FT blogs.ft.com/david-allen-gr… pic.twitter.com/gK11TsUU5N

Nov 02, 2015

RT @JackofKent: The new Investigatory Powers Bill and the politics of ‘nodding-along’ New by me, at @FT blogs.ft.com/david-allen-gr… pic.twitter.com/gK11TsUU5N

Nov 02, 2015

nodding our way into a new snoopers' charter: this is good on the investigative powers bill by @JackofKent blogs.ft.com/david-allen-gr…

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Why the reference to ‘international law’ in the UK’s Ministerial Code matters

blogs.ft.com — This blog looks at law and policy, and it also looks at the media representation of legal and policy matters. The blog is usually written from a critical but liberal perspective. Nothing on this blog constitutes legal advice. David Allen Green is the author of the Jack of Kent blog and was previously legal correspondent of the New Statesman.
Oct 26, 2015

A useful rule in policy-making is nothing good ever comes out of the Cabinet Office @jackofkent on ministerial code on.ft.com/1MlISzM

Oct 26, 2015

Why the reference to 'international law' in the UK's ministerial code matters, by me at @FT blogs.ft.com/david-allen-gr…

Oct 26, 2015

RT @SarahLudford: Excellent by @DavidAllenGreen on why matters that Tory govt wants 2 remove ref to ‘internat law’ in Ministerial Code tinyurl.com/q2n9cje

Oct 27, 2015

RT @Gilesyb: Reference to international law in the Ministerial Code matters blogs.ft.com/david-allen-gr… Quote of the day @jackofkent pic.twitter.com/fMHdZXMcRL

Hidden agreements on justice and policing: UK’s appeasement of Saudi Arabia

blogs.ft.com — This blog looks at law and policy, and it also looks at the media representation of legal and policy matters. The blog is usually written from a critical but liberal perspective. Nothing on this blog constitutes legal advice. David Allen Green is the author of the Jack of Kent blog and was previously legal correspondent of the New Statesman.
Oct 12, 2015

RT @JackofKent: Hidden agreements on justice and policing: the UK’s appeasement of Saudi Arabia New by me, at @FT: blogs.ft.com/david-allen-gr…

Oct 12, 2015

The secrecy surrounding Britain's ever-closer relationship with Saudi Arabia blogs.ft.com/david-allen-gr…

Oct 12, 2015

RT @IanDunt: The secrecy surrounding Britain's ever-closer relationship with Saudi Arabia blogs.ft.com/david-allen-gr…

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Gove’s Saudi problem and how he should solve it

blogs.ft.com — This blog looks at law and policy, and it also looks at the media representation of legal and policy matters. The blog is usually written from a critical but liberal perspective. Nothing on this blog constitutes legal advice. David Allen Green is the author of the Jack of Kent blog and was previously legal correspondent of the New Statesman.
Sep 11, 2015

RT @JackofKent: Me on "Just Solutions International" - which Gove has now thankfully closed. At @FT blogs.ft.com/david-allen-gr… pic.twitter.com/puIJnAPSo4

Sep 11, 2015

David Allen Green on what he says was a feature of a deeply dysfunctional government department: blogs.ft.com/david-allen-gr…

Sep 12, 2015

RT @JackofKent: "Nobody ever criticises the Saudis" My @FT piece covers the repeated Saudi attempts to disrupt English legal system: blogs.ft.com/david-allen-gr…

Sep 16, 2015

RT @JackofKent: My @FT post 5 days ago on @MoJGovUK's Saudi bid: blogs.ft.com/david-allen-gr… Today MoJ admitted it misled MP over "financial penalties" excuse.

Sep 19, 2015

UK are bidding to service Saudi prisons, while they prepare to crucify a prisoner. @JackofKent been writing in FT: blogs.ft.com/david-allen-gr…

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When does the UK government have licence to kill?

Sep 08, 2015

When does the UK government have licence to kill? David Allen Green on his concerns about the death of Reyaad Khan on.ft.com/1JOXtNC

Sep 08, 2015

I've taken that screenshot from @JackofKent's very interesting post on the legality of the killing, btw blogs.ft.com/david-allen-gr…

Sep 08, 2015

RT @TomChivers: I've taken that screenshot from @JackofKent's very interesting post on the legality of the killing, btw blogs.ft.com/david-allen-gr…

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The collapse of Kids Company in perspective

blogs.ft.com — One should always be wary of charming people, for they are used to making you feel good about them getting their way. And one should always be cautious of organisations whose first line of defence when placed under scrutiny is something emotive and manipulative like "won't somebody, please, think of the children?".
Aug 07, 2015

Kids Company is what “light-touch regulation” looks like in practice, says David Allen Green blogs.ft.com/david-allen-gr…

Aug 07, 2015

Kids Company spent £15m on salary costs in 2013 (p 55); but it can only document 750 children it helped - annual rep blogs.ft.com/david-allen-gr…

Aug 07, 2015

RT @lionelbarber: Kids Company spent £15m on salary costs in 2013 (p 55); but it can only document 750 children it helped - annual rep blogs.ft.com/david-allen-gr…

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Michael Gove and the MoJ’s change of tone

blogs.ft.com — Welcome. This blog looks at law and policy, and it also looks at the media representation of legal and policy matters. The blog is usually written from a critical but liberal perspective. Nothing on this blog constitutes legal advice. David Allen Green is the author of the Jack of Kent blog and was previously legal correspondent of the New Statesman.
Jul 13, 2015

The mood music at the MoJ has changed - but is Gove really a liberal or is he just buying time? blogs.ft.com/david-allen-gr…

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Feb 09, 2016

RT @JohnHyde1982: Funny how court fees are implemented at breakneck speed, but reviews of them have to be so comprehensive as to take years...

Feb 09, 2016

RT @OpenRightsGroup: The Intelligence & Security Committee has released its report on #IPBill. …3-a-5e6631fd-s-sites.googlegroups.com/a/independent.… https://t.co/PRG7WEm…

Feb 09, 2016

The Home Office's tactic of rushing the #IPBill consultation stage has not worked. Good.

Feb 09, 2016

Gosh. Even the Intelligence and Security Committee critical of the #IPBill. Significant. twitter.com/gordoncorera/s…

Feb 09, 2016

Not convinced by the watch-tower and barbed-wire graphic here. twitter.com/MoJGovUK/statu…

Feb 09, 2016

RT @Zoe_Gascoyne: 2 acquittals in 3 working days. People get falsely accused of crimes all the time which is why quality legal aid lawyers are so important.

Feb 09, 2016

RT @AdamWagner1: Attorney General still sore over Supreme Court Prince Charles letters case... theguardian.com/law/2016/feb/0…

Feb 09, 2016

Today at Jack of Kent Law and policy round-up: three points about Cameron's prisons speech jackofkent.com/2016/02/law-an…


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