Friday, March 25, 2005

 

"It was a banana republic moment. "

Sir Simon Jenkins, writing in the Times on the legal advice for war, is as scathing as I have ever known, and I have read every newspaper article he has written for over four years.



He also reports being told what has been suspected here for some time ( Goldsmith pages): that there can be no publication of Lord Goldsmith's advice simply because there was no formal legal opinion by the Attorney General beyond his one-page written parliamentary answer.

Of the Attorney General himself, he says, "He suddenly had to stop being a sceptical analyst and become an Alastair Campbell spin-doctor."

Simon Jenkins' article Just do what the PM wants
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,1059-1540649,00.html

Extracts:

Read the article in full


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