Why is it always left to the Bar to expose the downright dishonesty of those who seek to mislead the public?
What is worse, is that it is a Publicly elected Government Ministry which is seeking to deceive the electorate.
Ahead of Monday’s action (reminder: which I reluctantly support), the MoJ has published an “Ad Hoc Statistical Release”. Its purpose is clearly to prejudice readers, which will include the media, against the Bar. As such it is a disgusting piece of work – a Ministry should not seek to argue a political case against a group of private citizens at all, still less by the use of data obtained in an effort to promote ‘efficiency’. The counter-argument is that everyone is entitled to “the truth”. Alas, that argument cannot properly be deployed in this case because:
- These figures have not previously been released. They have not been reviewed by any neutral body and have not previously been thought necessary.
- However, the MoJ says that “These data are released to address the public interest in the area and provides [sic] improvements to previous published figures that will add to the additional…
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