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The law of rules

21 February 2008

Anthony Barnett (London, OK): Anyone concerned about the rule of law, justice and what is going on in the UK should read this story in the Times by Camilla Cavendish. I know a family with a young child driven to live abroad by this kind of beastly bureaucratic behaviour.

The impotence is the worst thing. The way that perfectly decent individuals are gagged and unable to defend themselves undermines a fundamental principle of British law. I have a court order on my desk that threatens all the main actors in this case with dire consequences if they talk about it to anyone. Can that really be the way we run justice in a country that was the fount of the rule of law?

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