Charon QC, clearly invigorated by his recent move to to the Staterooms-on-Thames, was even more prolific than usual last month. He even took the unusual (for him) step of imparting his wisdom in matters of family law, both on his blog and on Twitter.
In "Law Review: Pre-nuptial agreements, Citizen’s arrest for Blair?, Sympathy for barristers… you’re having a larf, guv?" he no doubt caused a bout of apoplexy amongst family lawyers by daring to suggest that the courts should keep out of divorce:
"[I] do not see why the courts, in these modern days, should have any involvement whatsoever between the adult parties – save for dissolving the marriage according to statute, a pretty routine administrative matter these days."
As to children, Charon QC confined his true thoughts to Twitter. Here is a taste:
"Why should people who do not have children subsidise other people's children's education, health care etc. Tax parents for each child! :-)"
All of which leads me to a blinding revelation: I now know why Jack Straw opposed the appointment of Sir Nicholas Wall as next President of the Family Division - Charon QC was his preferred candidate! Fortunately for family lawyers, Charon QC declined his invitation, obviously having better things to do...