The government’s whiplash reforms are propaganda designed to kid the public, writes Qamar Anwar

‘The government I lead will be driven not by the interests of a privileged few, but by yours… When we pass new laws, we’ll listen not to the mighty, but you.’ The words of Theresa May upon succeeding David Cameron as prime minister in mid-July. Fast-forward four months and we see that the government May leads has done a full U-turn on that pledge. It didn’t take long.

When the Ministry of Justice announced its PI reform plans in mid-November, many of us could not believe what we were hearing. The proposals came just four...

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