“In an age where the Shadow A-G recently had to resign for sneering at a member of the electorate on Twitter it is remarkable that the Lord Chancellor repeatedly gets away with treating us all with such contempt. When will this particular Minister be held to account for his repeated failings?”
In Italy, Silvio Berlusconi once attempted to pass a law that granted Italian Prime Ministers and former Prime Ministers total immunity from prosecution. Of course Berlusconi was not trying to protect himself, you understand. It was for the good of the nation. As the former TV executive, mired in scandal after scandal, tried to place himself above the rule of law the international community laughed.
In the UK, Chris Grayling is currently trying to pass into law restrictions on the ability of the individual to challenge the decisions of ministers of the State. Of course Grayling is not trying to protect himself, you understand. It is for the good of the nation. As the former TV executive, reeling from JR loss after JR loss, tries to place himself above the rule of law this nation should weep.
Yesterday the court granted interim relief (you can insert your own Berlusconi gag…
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