Mr John Hemming, MP for Yardley in Birmingham, rose to his feet and used parliamentary privilege to list some of the secret prisoners, the people who have lost their liberty in the UK behind closed doors; the court orders which … prevented the aggrieved citizen from appealing to their MP for help. (src)It's another one of these stories that makes you unsure whether you live in the country you thought you did.
Monday, March 21, 2011
A quick recommendation
I don't have time to write much on this, but do read the blogpost which is the source for this quote. And, if you have the time and the inclination, the Hansard link as well. This is much in the same line as the Trafigura stuff; you may recall that then as well, I happily helped to throw stones at the walls of silence erected around the issue. But this time, it's lawyers and officials using threats to cow individuals into agreeing not even to talk to their MP about the problems they are facing.Like I say, read the whole thing.