A judge allowed two solicitors accused of trying to cheat the legal system to hide behind a cloak of secrecy for ‘cultural reasons’, the Daily Mail can disclose.W....T.....A.....F?!?
He banned reporting of the case to prevent them allegedly being shamed in the eyes of their community.'Their community'? Does he mean English people? Or lawyers?
Well, I left a word out of both those excerpts, of course. As well as the giveaway names...
In the latest farce involving secret justice, the pair were told they could enjoy the court’s protection because members of their family would pass judgment if the case was reported.
It is a privilege rarely bestowed on defendants in the justice system, which has operated on the principle of transparency for centuries.Our justice system has officially become a joke (even faster than the US system). And part of the reason for this is the calibre of people entering it:
At the beginning of the hearings, Miss Khan’s barrister, Glenn Gatland, argued she would not give evidence properly in the presence of the Press because she was afraid of family repercussions.
He said she did not want to criticise her father in public – though she was quite happy to have her mother sit in the public gallery.I'm actually ashamed to be British today.