January 27, 2010
This blog didn’t exist when US and British forces, with others, invaded Iraq in 2003. I’ve never written directly about the legality of the war. But with Sir Michael Wood and Elizabeth Wilmshurst having given evidence to the Iraq inquiry […]
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 […]
February 10, 2009
I’m interested that Lord Goldsmith, writing in yesterday’s Independent, essentially agrees with me on the Binyam Mohamed case:
That the High Court finally agreed – with some apparent regret – with the Foreign Secretary in believing […]
November 20, 2008
Lord Lester also spoke in Tuesday’s debate, and although he didn’t give a full explanation of why he resigned from his role as a government adviser recently, he did give some clues. He obviously hoped for a much […]
November 19, 2008
Lord Goldsmith was on Radio 4 last night defending his 2003 legal advice on the invasion of Iraq after Lord Bingham’s criticism last night; listen to Lord Goldsmith here.
November 18, 2008
So, Lord Bingham has given his legal view of the Iraq war: that the invasion was a serious breach of international law.
Is there anyone who hasn’t made up their mind about this already? I doubt it. Of […]
June 12, 2008
I’m enjoying watching Lord Goldsmith, who’s Andrew Neil’s guest on the Daily Politics today. He’s a serious chap more suited to Newsnight or Today than to joshing about the way Andrew Neil does – but he’s doing his best.
April 14, 2008
I’m glad Lord Goldsmith spoke up about this in an interview on Sky News yesterday. I’m not so much interested in his defence of the decision to drop the investigation, but in the point of principle he raises (in […]
March 11, 2008
I can’t not mention my old boss Lord Goldsmith’s report on citizenship, which has attracted a lot of attention because of its suggestion that teenagers might swear allegiance to Queen and country. I have to say if this had […]
December 11, 2007
It seems the former U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno has produced (well, sort of) a 3-CD collection of songs telling the story of her country. Song of America will feature covers http://www.gooakley.com/ of famous tunes […]