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What the MPs have said so far…

Want to know what our MPs think about the ‘Secret Courts Bill’? It’s a secret… Continue reading

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Stephen Tall, Voice of Russia radio and Lord Strasburger’s speech

Stephen Tall’s latest post opposing Secret Courts following his recent appearance on Voice of Russia radio – including Lord Strasburger’s speech in the Lords’ secret courts debate: Lib Dem peer Lord Strasburger‘s speech is an absolutely brilliant dissection of the … Continue reading

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Brilliant editorial in the Times today

There are many reasons why a policy, conceived with good intentions, might fall. It could prove to be too complex to administer. The cure might turn out to be, unexpectedly, as bad as the disease. Or its rationale could crumble in the light of events. This week, this last fate befell the Government’s Justice and Security Bill. Continue reading

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Our letter to the Times

Just to let you know that the following letter has been published in today’s issue of the Times.  A big thank you to the 171 Liberal Democrats who responded so quickly to our request for signatures: Sir, Your leading article … Continue reading

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Campaign report from the Guardian

Helpful update in the Guardian today which references the campaign: Liberal Democrats voted overwhelmingly against the bill at their annual party conference, and more than 500 party members have signed an online petition opposing secret courts. Jo Shaw, a former … Continue reading

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The Times comes out against secret courts.

The Times has come out against secret courts in their leading article today. As they say: Closed courts might prevent unjust compensation to terrorist suspects, but the cost in terms of justice is too high. Indeed.

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Routed by reason: secret justice proposals

Jo is too modest to post this Guardian editorial, so I’ll do it… 🙂 It was not a minister nor an ambitious parliamentarian adopting the “line to take” who set the tone, but the activist Jo Shaw. From Hillsborough to … Continue reading

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