REVISED SENTENCING GUIDELINES FOR CHILD SEXUAL OFFENCES PUBLISHED

The Sentencing Council has published revised sentencing guidelines for child sexual offences in cases where no sexual activity takes place, or the targeted child does not exist. The revised guidelines clarify how courts in England and Wales should sentence offenders convicted of these offences.

#SpeakOut always and from the heart.

Delighted and was a huge privilage to be asked as a judge once more for the West Midlands regional final of the @SpeakersTrust and #AimhigherWM. 13 incredibly brave and talented students thrust on a stage to speak for up to three minutes on a topic of their choosing demonstrating the huge value of a wellContinue reading “#SpeakOut always and from the heart.”

Arrests after reports of FGM in unregistered Birmingham School

Three men have been arrested in connection with reports of #FGM offences at an unregistered Birmingham school. While investigations are continuing I will be following up on these allegations of this abuse going undetected in our city on children at Council as soon as possible. The full extent of this must be determined and thoseContinue reading “Arrests after reports of FGM in unregistered Birmingham School”

HK Cardinal Joseph Zen arrested under Security Law

The arrest of a 90 Cardinal in HK should alarm Christians and freedom loving people across the world. Others arrested include Denise Ho, Margaret Ng and Dr Keung accused of breaking the National Security Law. Amnesty International called it a ‘shocking escellation of repression.. a callous disregard for the basic right sof its citizens.’

‘Russia’s Criminal Invasion of Ukraine is a Human Rights Catastrophe‘

@amnestyUK have gathered evidence that shows unarmed civilians in #Ukraine being killed by Russian Forces in their homes, buried in large pits. This is a #warcrime and needs to be evidenced, confronted and pursued. 11 million people displaced in the two months since Russia began this unwarranted and unprovoked aggression. #UkranianWar Please take the timeContinue reading “‘Russia’s Criminal Invasion of Ukraine is a Human Rights Catastrophe‘”

Lost in Translation? “你是中國人嗎?” 我是英國華人. “Are you Chinese?” Yes?

Responding to recent criticism and attacks directed to my friends and I, a misunderstanding has arisen with the term ‘Chinese’ when translated, especially when combined with political connotations of whether people who are ‘#Chinese’ are solely and exclusively from China. This shift and translational and cultural misunderstanding is starting to cause considerable tensions between, shallContinue reading “Lost in Translation? “你是中國人嗎?” 我是英國華人. “Are you Chinese?” Yes?”

HongKongers out again in Harborne for the Conservatives

Out again with a wonderful group of HK friends in Birmingham from our local church campaigning for Cllr Peter Fowler and Harriet O’Hara in Harborne, and the Conservative Party. It was this government’s HK BNO policy which took the bold decision giving those who stood up for democracy, freedom of speech and self determination aContinue reading “HongKongers out again in Harborne for the Conservatives”

Happy St. George’s Day!

Wishing everyone a happy St. George’s Day! Celebrating the date of his martyrdom where he died defending his Christian faith, St. George, slayer of Dragons, renowned for his bravery and strength, following the Battle of Agincourt in 1415, St. George’s Day became one of the most important feast days in the English calendar. ‘Cry GodContinue reading “Happy St. George’s Day!”

“Whoever would overthrow the liberty of a nation must begin by subduing the freeness of speech”

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/apr/20/hong-kong-jails-pro-democracy-activist-and-former-dj-for-uttering-seditious-words?CMP=share_btn_tw “Whoever would overthrow the liberty of a nation must begin by subduing the freeness of speech.” Benjamin Franklin Tam Tak-chi was found guilty on 11 of 14 charges against him last month, including seven counts of “uttering seditious words”, the first person to be charged with sedition in Hong Kong under a pre 1997Continue reading ““Whoever would overthrow the liberty of a nation must begin by subduing the freeness of speech””

Campaigning with Birmingham Hongkongers

For the sixth time now, delighted to be joined by our merry band of newly arrived Hongkongers in Birmingham, some from their local church- the BCEC, out campaigning this time for our two brilliant Conservative candidates- Dominic and Connor, who are standing up for a better future in Quinton ward.

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