• The perfectly fit Attorney General

    Carl Gardner
    December 3, 2009

    Afua Hirsch wrote in yesterday’s Guardian that the role of Attorney General is unfit for purpose and unsustainable:

    In many ways the problem is as simple as this: the job description just does not work. The attorney general is tasked with […]

  • A Tale of Two ex-Prime Ministers

    Carl Gardner
    July 7, 2007

    As the “Cash for Honours” affair appears to be reaching a climax in Britain – the CPS believe no further investigation is needed, and they can now proceed to advise whether any offences are diclosed by the evidence, and […]

  • That injunction again

    Carl Gardner
    March 6, 2007

    What Nick Robinson says in his blog today is interesting:

    I see absolutely no evidence that the attorney did anything other than what all previous occupants of his post would have done, ie to respond to […]

  • Goldsmith’s injunction against the BBC

    Carl Gardner
    March 3, 2007

    Extraordinary news, this: the Attorney has injuncted the BBC from showing a report about cash-for-honours.

    Presumably it’s to prevent what he thinks would be contempt of court – a publication that would seriously risk substantial prejudice (I’m away […]

  • Ruth, Ruth, Ruth

    Carl Gardner
    January 23, 2007

    I forgot to mention that one person who’ll have found a nugget of comfort in Ruth Turner’s arrest is the Attorney General Lord Goldsmith. Not in the fact of her arrest; but in the fact that she was

  • Ruth Turner, again

    Carl Gardner
    January 22, 2007

    I’m pleased to see that Guido Fawkes’s famous blog has pointed out the hypocrisy of Gafas Ray Ban outlet government ministers and hangers-on about this. Ruth Turner’s arrest makes silence from ministers more important, […]

  • Ruth Turner’s arrest

    Carl Gardner
    January 21, 2007

    I’m really appalled, scandalised and miffed by the reaction of ministers, and politicians close to the government, to Ruth Turner’s arrest on Friday morning in the “cash for honours” inquiry. This is a naked attempt to influence and prejudice a […]