Iraq legal advice under the spotlight - again!

Discussion in 'Current Affairs, News and Analysis' started by MrPVRd, Apr 24, 2005.

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  1. This week promises to be very interesting. I suspect a well-timed leak designed to cause maximum damage. The Conservatives and Liberal Democrats are also planning to launch a full-scale on Bliar's trust. This may be worth 2 or 3 percentage points in the polls, making the fight all the more interesting. Bliar has two unpalatable choices - try and hide or stand and fight, and both will succeed in turning up the heat! :twisted:

    From the Mail on Sunday, abridged slightly:

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/news/news.html?in_article_id=346070&in_page_id=1770&in_a_source=&ct=5

    What interests me is the "lawyer-client privilege" nonsense. The Attorney General is the senior law officer in the government. The government is appointed by the Queen and composed mostly of the MPs elected by UK voters. Therefore, the Attorney General has the UK electorate as a client as well as the government. It speaks volumes that this government sees the electorate in terms of a contesting party in an adverserial courtroom rather than as the people served by the government.
     
  2. The problem is that this is not the first case for a Government who came to power with a so called "ethical foreign policy" using the Army as a "force for good".

    It is about time the other parties reminded the public how Mr Blair convinced the masses that there was a threat when there clearly was not.

    The sooner our politicians learn that history is not written in ink in books, but by blood spilt on foreign ground - the better.

    Waiting for the wife to get the paper (she's out shopping and nothing sexist meant).