Law and religion round-up – 30th June

A week in which painting wooden boxes to look like buses became the new “dead cat on the table”…

…. the well-known diversionary tactic. As a certain Telegraph columnist stated in 2013: “Let us suppose you are losing an argument. The facts are overwhelmingly against you, and the more people focus on the reality the worse it is for you and your case. Your best bet in these circumstances is to perform a manoeuvre that a great campaigner describes as ‘throwing a dead cat on the table, mate’”.

Wedding law in England & Wales

Also a week in which the Government made the rather breathless announcement, “First ever marriage review to free-up dream wedding venues” – which shorn of the Civil Service PR-speak means that it has agreed on terms of reference for the Law Commission’s forthcoming project on wedding law. We noted it, in rather more sober terms, here. Continue reading