If as it appears that the yellow peril are to have a decent showing then I'm minded to remember that old LibDem war horse, late of this parish - @MarkSenior He will undoubtedly be readjusting his celestial bar charts and with a resounding holy chorus encouraging the heavenly company to "return to your harps and prepare for government."
And the like button still remains to abuse for the moment...
"Is that why you put off having a vote for so long ?"We didn't. This is the first opportunity we've had to hold one, after decades of you guys blocking it.
The idea of secret justice, of someone being imprisoned without legal representation, without a fair trial is horrific. Surely this is exactly the sort of thing the ECHR is there to prevent?Secret justice is abhorrent. I expect I will be howled down but I'm not keen on the idea of rape victims being anonymous. No other witness is; no other victim. And until a crime is proven with the conviction of the person charged, the person is an alleged victim. Either all parties are treated the same or none of them are. Skewing the rules in this way to make an open and fair trial secret in some way is very worrying.And - yes - I know and sympathise with the counter-arguments. But still I am very uneasy.