The Human Rights Act was New Labour's first constitutional reform. Yet Mr Blair persists in undermining public confidence in the rule of law and the protection of human rights by the senior British judiciary. Instead of defending the act and the judiciary, he joins the chorus of critics. Having sown the wind of ignorant opposition, he and his government reap the whirlwind.
It is a misfortune that there is no one in his cabinet able to adapt Attlee's advice to Harold Laski: "A period of silence on your part would be welcome."
Tuesday, May 16, 2006
A period of silence from Blair would be welcome
Lord Lester has some sage advice for Tony Blair: