Andrew Tettenborn

Andrew Tettenborn

Andrew Tettenborn is a professor of commercial law at a well-known UK university, who also teaches in Europe and elsewhere. In the 2001 General Election he stood as Ukip’s candidate in Bath.

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Andrew Tettenborn: The EU citizens (and their in-laws) who’ll have the right to stay here for ever

Following last Friday’s agreement with the EU27, the Daily Mail’s headline ran: ‘Rejoice! We’re on our way’. Perhaps. Andrew Cadman in Monday’s TCW points out the horrendous consequences that are likely to flow from taking seriously an avoidance of regulatory divergence between Northern and Southern Ireland on one hand, and Northern Ireland and Great Britain […]

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Andrew Tettenborn: Anti-marriage, anti-family – this Court of Human Wrongs must go

Human rights enthusiasts want you to think that the European Convention on Human Rights deals in matters of high constitutional significance. In fact as often as not the claims it supports are rather different, aimed more at micromanaging the way we do things in the interests of equality enthusiasts and other progressives. A court decision […]

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Andrew Tettenborn: Gays have ALWAYS been welcome in the C of E

Cambridge college chaplains have a long and honourable history of using their position to make principled gestures on matters they feel strongly about. An example of precisely this, albeit in a thoroughly misguided cause, occurred a couple of weeks ago. In common with a number of other radical Christians, the chaplains of King’s, Trinity and […]

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Andrew Tettenborn: Divorce on demand makes breaking up nastier, not nicer

A P Herbert’s Holy Deadlock in 1934 adroitly, and rightly, lampooned our pre-1960s divorce law for simultaneously making a high-minded demand for evidence of misconduct in order to obtain a divorce, while in practice nurturing a curious industry of histrionic hanky-panky in Brighton hotel rooms to satisfy the demand it had itself created. In 1969 […]

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Andrew Tettenborn: Ms Victimhood goes to Eton

How does today’s struggling pressure group make the transition to tomorrow’s well-heeled social partner and purveyor of orthodoxy? In two ways: by setting itself up as a supplier of independent advice, and by infiltrating schools. One organisation that has managed both these things with panache is Stonewall. Once a fringe LGBT ginger group, this slightly […]

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Andrew Tettenborn: Asylum-givers sacrificed on the EU altar

STOP PRESS: After this blog was posted, Carles Puigdemont and his aides surrendered to Brussels police. Anthony Hope would have appreciated the end of the slightly Ruritanian debacle that unfolded in Catalonia over the last two weeks. There was the unobtrusive exit of president Carles Puigdemont and others from the Generalitat building in Barcelona; their secret […]

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