It is, to me, one of the curiosities of public life that U-turns are usually portrayed in the mass media as a sign of official/political incompetence. 768 more words
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Why is civil legal aid always the poor relation when it helps people in debt, women escaping violence, prevention of homelessness, etc.?
Towards the end of January, the government announced it was scrapping a controversial new contracting scheme for criminal legal aid.
The justice secretary Michael Gove said that there had been ‘significant’ developments since July last year. 231 more words
We reported in 2014 on the case of Sisangia, R (on the Application of) v Director of Legal Aid Casework EWHC 3706 (Admin). The LAA had been interpreting para 21(4) of Part 1 Schedule 1 of LASPO to require there to be a credible allegation of dishonesty or bad faith before it would grant an application for funding to bring a challenge on the grounds of abuse of position by a public authority. 348 more words
Last week, David Cameron offered a masterclass in how to employ a dead cat to maximum effect. A political tactic chiselled from the wisdom of Lynton Crosby – the Snarf to Cameron’s Liono, to maintain the theme – the Dead Cat postulates that, when events are going against you, you throw a dead cat on the table. 1,077 more words