Before I do so, however, I should just say that, for the first time, I am using Blogger's new interface to write this post, so bear with me. Being the reactionary type, I prefer Blogger's old interface and have been sticking doggedly to it, but yesterday Google/Blogger
Anyhow, what nuggets have I spotted on my travels?
|A motley crew...|
Still on the subject of blogging, what was it that legal bloggers chose to hyperventilate over this week? Why, it was a couple of articles in the Comment is free section of The Guardian, written by members of the 'Occupy London' movement. Well, what do you expect, they'll let anyone write in the Comment is free section these days...
Elsewhere, I see that Lucy Reed at Pink Tape has taken to publishing reviews of her own book. Oh well, I suppose that any (self-) publicity is good publicity...
Penultimately, it gives me no pleasure to see the Gazette today agreeing with what I've been saying for some time: that the virtual abolition of civil legal aid is a fait accompli. The article points out that vastly more people in this country seem to care about a few pence more on a litre of petrol than about access to justice, which is, of course, precisely why the Government can happily ignore the cries of 'greedy' lawyers, and proceed with its "ideological crusade" aimed at "removing the state from another area of civil society". The article concludes bleakly:
"So will the Lords ride to the rescue? We can hope for scope concessions on clinical negligence and domestic violence. But with opposition to the cuts fractured, even that might be too much to expect. At this late stage, alas, it seems hope is all there is."Ultimately, some might find it strange but I certainly don't find it unexpected that the Catholic church dislikes an image of love and religious harmony:
|Achieved the desired publicity...|