Perverting the course of justice: Once a crime, now government policy

Mike Sivier's blog

David Cameron and Chris Grayling have been messing with the justice system again. This time, according to The Telegraph, they are planning to make it “tougher” for judicial reviews to be brought to court, to stop the process being “abused” by pressure groups and campaigners.

There’s a lot of Telegraph-speak in that first paragraph, as the Tory-supporting newspaper was working desperately to make governmental perversion of justice acceptable. What this actually means is that Cameron wants to make it impossible for organisations that are capable of mounting legal opposition to unreasonable Conservative/Coalition policies ever to do so.

The only people able to seek judicial reviews of government policy would be individuals who are directly affected – and the government is hoping that these mostly poor people would be unable to afford the cost, thanks to changes in Legal Aid that mean it could not be claimed for…

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One thought on “Perverting the course of justice: Once a crime, now government policy

  1. Mr Cameron and associates are changing the law’s to suite themselves, with a tweak of a law here and a tweak of a law there he has every thing sown up tighter than a duck behind (water tight) and the poor old common man sorry person is left without a legal leg to stand on.

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