Law is the foundation of a state.
And the principle that all are equal before the law is the foundation of democracy.
The Guardian reports:
The Ministry of Justice’s budget of £6.8bn in 2014-15 will fall to £6.2bn the following year. Most of the savings appear to come from the courts. The news will dismay lawyers already fighting the latest round of legal aid cuts. That £220m saving in criminal legal aid is included in the chancellor’s figures.
But a proposed saving of £200m in the costs of running the courts – through partial privatisation, efficiency savings or rises in legal fees – emerges for the first time.
So now the law is to be privatised and will only be available to those with wealth.
This is the Tory world view – that the UK is run for the rich.
Err, the commercial courts pretty much are \”privatised\”, in that they pay for themselves from the fees that are charged. And quite how \”efficiency savings\” in the criminal courts are a signal of privatisation I\’m really not sure. Maybe PCS is the union for the court clerks or something?