Writer and lawyer. Personal account. Also at @jackofkent.

What is a ‘policy’ - and what is good policymaking?

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.

Evidence emerges on UK state surveillance of legally privileged material

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.

Are inquiries a bad thing?

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.

'Teaching can't merely be learnt on-the-job'

telegraph.co.uk — More and more teacher training that used to take place in partnership between high performing schools and Britain's outstanding universities is being handed over to the School Direct programme. This little discussed move has serious implications for the education of our children.

English judges, free expression, and the criminal law

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.

Are the UK police using RIPA to get around legal privilege?

blogs.ft.com — David Allen Green on law and policy 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.

RIPA requests, Plebgate, and journalistic sources

blogs.ft.com — David Allen Green on law and policy 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.

Is viewing a video a criminal offence under terrorism law?

blogs.ft.com — David Allen Green on law and policy 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.

England, Do Not Be Afraid

newleftproject.org — Whilst researching for my new e-book, 42 reasons to support Scottish independence , I spent some time looking at historic election results. The answer to my question was three: Since the 1832 Reform Act, I can only find three Prime Ministers who depended on Scottish MPs: Asquith, Wilson and Callaghan.

David Allen Green

blogs.ft.com — An ape takes a selfie: but who owns the copyright in the photograph? This question is in the news because of a decision contained in the recent Wikimedia Foundation Transparency Report: A photographer left his camera unattended in a national park in North Sulawesi, Indonesia.
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Dec 18, 2014

Anyway, that is it for this year, unless something unexpected happens. Have a great Christmas and so on, and thank you for following.

Dec 18, 2014

RT @russss: "In modern Britain, Magna Carta has all the legal and political force of an answer to a Trivial Pursuit question." blogs.ft.com/david-allen-gr…

Dec 18, 2014

Magna Carta does not help the citizen, and nor does it block the legislator. It may as well not be part of the law of the land at all.

Dec 18, 2014

No. RT @zeno001: @WillardFoxton Looking forward to @DavidAllenGreen live Tweeting Magna Carta programmes pointing out all the mistakes...

Dec 18, 2014

RT @JoshuaRozenberg: @DavidAllenGreen @legalstudentuk Won’t be the last time we see King John “signing” a document that did not bear his signature.

Dec 18, 2014

Dreading 2015 as the year of endless Magna Carta balls.

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