Wednesday, 10 February 2010

David Miliband's Short Term Memory

David Miliband appeared on Channel 4 News tonight to set the record straight about a government lawyer writing to the presiding judges of the Binyam Mohamed case asking them to adjust their draft judgement.

Miliband claimed that all legal propriety was adhered to and preached the independence of the nation's judiciary, saying: "There's something to defend about our political system, and one of the things to defend about our political system, is that we have an independent judiciary."

Well, that's funny, because he wasn't so keen on it being independent when a magistrate issued an arrest warrant for former Israeli foreign minister, Tzipi Livni, who was due to visit the UK late last year.

Following the magistrate's decision Miliband and the government suggested the law may be changed to protect foreign dignitaries by having to grant consent for such arrest warrants. Is that what he means by an independent judiciary?

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