Fake Law: The Truth About Justice in an Age of Lies
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When Ibrahim was released from prison, the UK government attempted to deport him back to Iraq but found that they couldn’t. The young are always drawn to Marxism, as they should be - it is a wonderful theory, really idealistic. There is nothing partisan about this, no left or right wing bias, just a determination to show how ordinary people are often let down by a system which should be protecting them. a practising criminal barrister) sets out very clearly the real limitations of the UK justice system, demonstrating the ill-conceived interference by government ministers (often with a legal background, which is astonishing) and shows how those limitations are often exaggerated and misreported by the media.
A system of human rights which pleases those who rule over us is not a system of human rights at all; it is a system of unchecked executive power. Helena Kennedy wrote that by changing the law to satisfy the victim can have unintended consequences. Immediately following the arrest the arrested man died and there was a trial where it was claimed the home owner acted in self-defence and did not contribute to the man's death. El libro se centra principalmente en los incidentes ocurridos en el Reino Unido y su repercusión, con menciones ocasionales a la UE y a los Estados Unidos. None of them had actually read any detail as to the facts of the case or the grounds on which he had been acquitted, they had simply accepted at face value the many sensational and inaccurate news reports on the case.The legal aid is an essential pre-requisite to establish, fairly and safely that an accused individual is guilty of the charged alleged is ignored. I was particularly fond of the section on anti-discrimination legislation and the socio-economic impacts of constraining the operation of the law. In addition, The Secret Barrister has a delicious turn of phrase, and an absolutely wicked tongue which is truly pleasurable to read.
You may think, as we are encouraged to do, that, if you are a law-abiding citizen, being kind to your fellow man and minding your own business, the law has little to offer you. Thanks to his lousy decision-making as the Chief Executive of the Royal Bank of Scotland, the bank had to be bailed out by the government at great taxpayer expense.The Secret Barrister is a junior barrister specialising in criminal law, and the author of the award-winning blog of the same name. The overall thesis is this: the public is being conned out of its rights and – like turkeys voting for Christmas – not only accepts, but applauds that fact. This 'fake law' allows the powerful and the ignorant to corrupt justice without our knowledge - worse, we risk letting them make us complicit.