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    Today, interviews with Lord Neuberger, the president of the Supreme Court, were published. In them, he got jolly angry with a few things: the proposed legal aid cuts and the deportation row.

    On legal aid cuts, his lordship stated that:

    "You may find the savings the government thinks it's making in legal aid will be offset in other costs of courts and judges and court staff in supporting litigants in person..."
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    "...the removal of legal aid for people to get advice about law and get representation in court will start to undermine the rule of law..."
    On the deportation row, he pointed out that there had been slanted and misleading coverage in the media:

    "...there are decisions which are sometimes simply misrepresented. An obvious example is attacking the [European] human rights convention because we can't send back nasty terrorists because they might be tortured. Well, even if you think we should be able to be send them back … there's a UN convention going back to 1948 which says you can't do that – which stops it on its own, unless we are going to pull out of the UN."
    This comment comes at the same time (or thereabouts) as the Home Secretary was suggesting pulling out of the ECHR.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-21665319
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/law/2013/m...error-suspects
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    North Korea is a UN member. I think that alone discredits his assertion that we will have to pull out of the UN.
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    "...the removal of legal aid for people to get advice about law and get representation in court will start to undermine the rule of law..."
    Is he afraid that people will look into the legal system themselves and find out what a farce it is or moaning because some snouts are being taken out the trough.
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    (Original post by Coffinman)
    Is he afraid that people will look into the legal system themselves and find out what a farce it is or moaning because some snouts are being taken out the trough.
    None of the above?
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    Then what?
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    (Original post by Coffinman)
    Then what?
    I think that Lord Neuberger has given a good explanation as to why ruining the legal system is a bad thing.

    People will not have access to justice and will therefore be, quite rightly, annoyed.
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    I think he's speaking in his own interests which is far removed from granting the proles justice.
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    (Original post by InnerTemple)
    I think that Lord Neuberger has given a good explanation as to why ruining the legal system is a bad thing.

    People will not have access to justice and will therefore be, quite rightly, annoyed.
    The legal system in this country needs to be demolished and rebuilt from the ground up anyway. It's a complete farce.
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    (Original post by uktotalgamer)
    The legal system in this country needs to be demolished and rebuilt from the ground up anyway. It's a complete farce.
    Why do you say that?
 
 
 
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