Does the UK have too many laws?

“The state is saying you have got the wrong emotional response and we as the state can have the power to criminalise that and take away your liberty.” Claire and Toby Young spoke to Spectator TV’s John Connolly about petty prohibitions and thought crimes.

Claire on Operation Early Dawn

On Mike Graham’s talkTV show, Claire criticised emergency measures to deal with prison overcrowding and discussed the ongoing Imprisonment for Public Protection (IPP) scandal. “A lot of prison officers and ex-prisoners are common sense types… stop talking to NGOs and stakeholders… talk to some normal people and I bet you’d solve some of this.”

The Evening Edition, 13th May 2025

“Rishi Sunak’s trying to say that Keir Starmer is not reliable because he flip flops and he doesn’t believe in anything, and all that you think when you listen to Rishi Sunak is neither do you.” Claire joined Times columnist Gerry Baker and Evening Edition presenter Kait Borsay discussed Rishi Sunak’s latest political relaunch, Donald … Read more

Mike Graham, 2nd May 2024

On Mike Graham’s new talkTV breakfast show, Claire discussed the civil service union’s legal challenge to the Rwanda plan, the murder of a 14-year old in Hainault, the Ireland migrant crisis, UCLA anti-war riots, the policeman charged with terror offences for sending pro-Hamas tweets, and threats by Sting and Stephen Fry to quit The Garrick … Read more

Cross Question, 1st May 2024

Claire appeared on LBC’s Cross Question with presenter Iain Dale, Conservative MP David Simmonds, comedian and journalist Ava Vidal and Labour MP Sam Tarry. The panel discussed audience questions on the ‘shameful performance cruelty’ of a Home Office video about migrant detentions, the anti-war campus protests in the United States, G7 support for Israel, Labour’s … Read more

Prisoners of politics

“When confronted with the facts, the British public are always repulsed by miscarriages of justice. They believe in fair play. Let’s not wait for an ITV drama to do the right thing.” Claire spoke to investigative reporter Sam Asumadu about the ongoing IPP scandal in episode 11 of the podcast series Trapped: The IPP Prisoner … Read more

Elitism at the Foreign Office?

“We are going through challenging times in terms of international relations, so it would be fantastic if former mandarins would put their minds to thinking about foreign policy, but instead we have a shallow and superficial demand for a rupture from the past.” Claire spoke to Michael Portillo about calls by former civil servants and … Read more

Planet Normal: The case of the Cass Report

Claire was guest ‘co-pilot’ of The Telegraph‘s Planet Normal podcast alongside regular presenter Liam Halligan. They discussed the Cass Report into children’s gender care, the prospects of the major political parties at the forthcoming general election, life inside the House of Lords, and listeners’ emails.

Free expression has reached a ‘very fragile moment’ in the UK

Scottish police have been inundated with reports since the country’s controversial hate crime act went into effect last week, overwhelming the system to an extent that could render law enforcement unable to address small crimes. Claire spoke about this to Fox News: “If you look historically at the last 20 years, it’s actually largely been … Read more

The Evening Edition, 2nd April 2024

“I don’t think the police should be the people who decide what we are allowed to say.” On Times Radio’s Evening Edition, Claire discussed the day’s news with Rosie Wright and Times leader writer Michael Binyon. Stories covered: JK Rowling’s tweets describing several transgender women as men on the day the Hate Crime and Public … Read more