..Is contained in this good piece from the Secret Barrister, who picks up on the description by Justice Secretary, Dominic Raab, of the decision by the Criminal Bar association to suspend their goodwill in one area of work, as an “unnecessary and irresponsible strike”!
As the article points out the government response to the courts crisis, which they themselves have caused, has been the usual:
…regrettable cocktail of inertia and outright untruths.
Like the Health Service, the Criminal Courts are woefully short of staff, in spite of being run by a government that believes, allegedly at least, in markets, yet which somehow does not believe that if you are short of personnel, it is usually a good idea to try improving their pay.
Perish the thought.
The government ‘household’ books will never balance…
Yet another outright untruth of course….