Parliamentary Privilege

Peter Hain – stomping on sacred ground

Ever since Magna Carta, the judiciary has reigned supreme. This is by common consent and has protected the sacred notion of democracy for over 800 years. Nothing or no one should ever supercede this.

As the Chinese proverb goes, we live in dangerous times. Because when parliament exceeds the judiciary, we effectively have a dictatorship.

Whether you think Sir Philip Green is an odious, bullying racist is irrelevant. For reasons we don’t know, three Appeal Court judges granted him a Non-Disclosure Agreement, a frequent occurrence in celebrityville. Many famous (and probably infamous) individuals have taken out these cast-iron super-injunctions; Green isn’t the first and as the truism goes, will definitely not be the last. Read more