Josie Appleton is director of the civil liberties group the Manifesto Club, and author of Officious: Rise of the Busybody State.
The end of public space: one law to ban them all
Laws handing sweeping new powers to police and private security to restrict access to public space are extinguishing...
Pavement injustice: the tyranny of on-the-spot fines
What does it mean for justice in Britain when criminal offences that were once tried in a court room are now dealt...
The right to leaflet is a basic liberty
A new report, "Leafleting: A Liberty Lost?", finds that councils are cracking down on leafleting by local groups...
The liberal tradition of the leafleteer is under threat
Leaflets have long lain at the heart of local democracy. This great liberal tradition is now under threat, not now...
A new type of activism is being born
Is activism dead – or is it blooming?