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The British Bill of Rights is now a face-saving exercise

The Lord Chancellor has become so adept at making U-turns on unsound Ministry of Justice policy he should consider becoming a driving instructor when he calls time on politics, writes John van der Luit-Drummond

5 February 2016

Michael Gove's most momentous decision to date, the promise to ditch the legal aid dual-contracting regime, is the latest in an ever-lengthening list of about-faces that has seen his stock rise among the legal profession since he replaced Chris Grayling as secretary of state for justice.

As Grayling's all-too-long tenure at 102 Petty France continues to be scrubbed clean with industrial-strength bleach, one almost feels sorry for the leader of the House of Commons. Already on the scrapheap is his ridiculous prison book ban and the grossly disproportionate Want to read on?

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