Radical plans to speed up divorce were halted
as a result of the attempted prorogation in
September, with the Bill having failed to
pass all its parliamentary stages.
Under the plans, spouses would have been
able to walk away from a marriage without
to give any
reason and without
decision. There would have been a minimum
legal period of
six months between
for divorce and
finalised, thus reducing the opportunity for
Javid: clarity at last
Chancellor Sajid Javid MP was asked about
Islamophobia on BBC Radio 4 on 30
September and helpfully clarified:
‘anti-Muslim hate crime’, rather
This is the language of choice proposed in
an open letter to the Home Secretary earlier
this year, which explained that Islam should
not be above criticism.
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