Leave aside that it\’s about trucks and look at the general principle:
Simon Nicholls, Mr Denby’s lawyer, said: “There appears to be a lacuna in the regulation. There is a general principle that if there is an ambiguity in the law it should be read in favour of the defendant.”
That\’s the bit that Ritchie wants to overturn with his insistence that any ambiguity in the tax law should be read in favour of the prosecution, HMRC.
He\’s nothing if not ambitious, is he, desiring to overturn one of the basics of Common Law.