MATT EVANS: Theresa May, full time home secretary and part-time shoe fetishist, cited various ‘and I am not making this up’ examples including the now notorious Maya, a cat (which Ken Clarke described as a ‘laughable’ and ‘childlike’ example) who managed single-pawed to prevent a man’s deportation. May seems quite happy wearing shoes made by third country nationals but less keen on allowing them into the UK in order to be with their families. Read Matt’s blog here.
Jon is editor of the Justice Gap. He is a freelance journalist. Jon's books include The First Miscarriage of Justice (Waterside Press, 2014), The Justice Gap (LAG, 2009) and People Power (Daily Telegraph/LawPack, 2008). Jon is a journalism lecturer at Winchester University and a visiting senior fellow in access to justice at the University of Lincoln. He is twice winner of the Bar Council's journalism award (2015 and 2005) and is shortlisted for this year's Criminal Justice Alliance's journalism award