We now learn that Nigel Evans, Tory MP, falsely accused of sexual misdemeanors, would have voted against the legal aid reforms that he supported in government.
And the ‘Secret Barrister’ says that, without Legal Aid, the Rule of Law collapses. He seeks to suggest that, just that, is occurring. It is nightmarish…
This goes to the root of society – society as it exists and is formed. Without the usual precepts of any simple society – usually reckoned to be defence and justice – we, arguably, have no society at all.
So ‘our’ government’s austerity, together with an uncritical media, and a cowed population has – in effect – partially destroyed society as we knew it.
It is unsurprising that the Police, because of a lack of money, are increasingly worried about the import of guns.
Basically all this suggests that this government – and indeed the majority of our legislators – have insufficient intelligence to have empathy. (Indeed I think empathy may actually be the core of the basic appeal of Jeremy Corbyn).
I’m sure none of us is immune from a failure to see the other’s point of view, but most of us surely try to take that into account before making decisions that affect others.
But we are now actually faced with a government that seems to be comprised of a ‘unless it actually happens to us we don’t understand’ point of view.
And, oh dear, all this while Brexit destroys their any other thinking capacity….