Fifty-year-old divorce laws will be overhauled under Government plans designed to end a “blame game” faced by couples seeking to end their marriage.
Conservative MPs are to be given a free vote as the House of Commons seeks an alternative to Theresa May’s EU withdrawal deal, but Cabinet ministers will be told to abstain.
MPs are set to take back control of the Brexit agenda in a fresh attempt to find an alternative to Theresa May’s deal that Parliament can support.
Criminals jailed for six months or less have committed more than 50 previous offences on average, new statistics have revealed.
Prison is not working for thousands of criminals, the Justice Secretary has declared, as he set out the case for scrapping short jail sentences.
Crashing out of the European Union without a deal would have a “very adverse effect” on the UK’s economy, security and union with Northern Ireland, a Cabinet minister has warned.
Justice Secretary David Gauke has unveiled a sweeping overhaul of the parole system designed to prevent a repeat of the John Worboys crisis.
Crime victims are to be given new powers to challenge the release of violent offenders after a parole system review sparked by the case of black cab rapist John Worboys.
Violence and self-harm in prisons are “unacceptably high”, the Justice Secretary has admitted, after official figures revealed both have surged again to reach new record levels.
Cabinet tensions over the prospect of a no-deal Brexit broke into the open again as the Government floated the idea of delaying the UK’s withdrawal from the EU.