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

Vox Political’s Mike Sivier is on a roll, with some great articles. Please read this one.

Vox Political

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

  1. It’s worrying that the people’s ability to challenge government going beyond its powers will be so limited. Not sure what the constitutional position is here.

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