I have 2 uncles who are / were (one has retired due to reaching the cut-off age) criminal law judges (and silks before they became judges). Both rate the secret barrister very highly. Both of them have spent a large amount of time trawling through cases to try to find out who the secret barrister is (as has a lot of their profession). There is apparently a general consensus as to a handful of people it could be but the only person who really knows is the secret barrister. FWIW I think even if it were widely known in the profession who the secret barrister is everyone in the know would keep schtum because the book is seen as a very accurate and important critique of the way the legal system is at present, for example one of my uncles never wanted to be a judge but he was essentially forced into it when the government decided they weren't going to pay silk's rates for legal aid in criminal cases (this was the bulk of his work).
Guysguysguys, it's Dave Kitson.
All this legal talk... anyone else secretly wishing for a good olfashioned insurrection to spice things up a bit?
If you thought Trump’s new lawyers were going to proofread their response to the impeachment charges, you guessed wrong
Saw this in the guardian live feed, from trumps defence team:
‘ The president’s legal team said in its brief, “Insufficient evidence exists upon which a reasonable jurist could conclude that the 45th President’s statements were accurate or not, and he therefore denies they were false.”’
Any logicians out there? Or someone who can come up with an example to show the flaw in this argument?
If you cannot conclude that a statement is accurate, then it is not false.
A round of applause for Pete Buttigieg who is confirmed as Biden's Transport Secretary.
Buttigieg was mocked by pundits for only ever being the Mayor of South Fork Indiana,
but, after realising he would not win the nomination, he made countless appearances on hostile media, and aquitted himself admirably in the clips I have seen.
Team player, media savvy. The 13 Republican Senators who voted against his confirmation might just be obstructionist or anti-LGBTX.
Assuming he can find financial backers he could be around for a long time.
is that pretty much page 1 sentence 1 that they've made a mistake in ?
trump levels of detail and professionalism
you get what you pay for.
He's not without his significant flaws but Buttigieg is an impressive politician.
A bit of experience, Greening the US Transport system will help.
He is not popular with the black vote.
it's Dave Kitson
it's Dave Kitson
The ex Reading striker?
The very same.
There's a joke about hitting the bar in there somewhere.
Dominion Voting systems have promised to bury anyone fucking with their brand in 2021 and the Mypillow guy went on Newsmax cable news and it did not go well
I saw that, the Newsmax guy had to leave to change his underpants.
I assumed he just felt the need to go and get a stiff drink or 3/6/9. If I was a US news anchor, I imagine I'd be thinking 'Fuck this shit, I'm off for a drink' within the first 10 minutes.
It's a bit meta.
Buttigieg is the human equivalent of anti-homeless architecture done up in a rainbow paintjob.
Judean People's Front, eh? Splitters.
Office room at my house is 1.8m wide. If I was to put some batons onto the wall to make a desk the width of the room how would I stop it sagging? What top would I have to use?
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