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Ruling on Extinction Rebellion right to protest more crucial than ever

WHO: Dr Rupert Read

“We are in an emergency. The right to peacefully assemble is therefore more crucial than ever.”

Impeachment comparison to “lynching” a new low

WHO: Dr Michael Frazer

"For a white President who is hardly known for his racial sensitivity to use the metaphor is downright shocking.”

Parliamentary majority faces herculean task

WHO: Dr Nikos Skoutaris

"Debating and passing this law in 3 days seems a herculean task for any parliament. The parliamentary majority should be expecting 3 very difficult days.”

Halloween Brexit could be down to Tuesday vote

WHO: Dr Nikos Skoutaris

"The Prime Minister’s efforts to achieve Brexit on 31 October could be seriously frustrated by Tuesday's action on the Withdrawal Agreement Bill."

Historic uncertainty for Spain, Gibraltar

WHO: Marián Arribas-Tomé

“Spain is facing a historical political crisis."
“Gibraltar's economy faces great damage if its access to the European market is restricted or closed, due to Brexit.”

New Brexit deal keeps part of EU law applying to Northern Ireland

WHO: Dr Nikos Skoutaris

“This agreed arrangement is also a tacit admission from the UK Government that in order to achieve a frictionless border on the island of Ireland, part of EU law should continue applying on Northern Ireland.”

Gender Equality Index and access to parental leave

WHO: Dr Matthew Aldrich

"The report highlights how changing working practices, and government policies failing to keep up with these practices, can cause poor access to leave and gender gaps in eligibility.”

Photo ID requirement would be costly, disenfranchise voters

WHO: Prof Toby James

“There is no evidence to support forcing citizens to provide photographic identification before being able to cast their vote.”

Vigilante ‘paedophile hunters’ risk more than just personal safety

WHO: Dr Joe Purshouse

"Groups are increasingly live-streaming their stings on social media, thus creating a risk that they may stigmatise mistakenly identified targets or jeopardise any future trial.”

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