The Exclusive Nobody Will Read

The High Court has blocked a compensation bid by prisoners barred from voting. Sam Coates at The Times has got hold of a memo suggesting Britian can ignore the unaccountable court’s decree. However behind the paywall no one is going to see it. It also seems that they haven’t even bothered to upload to original document. This is why The Guardian website is much more successful.

Apparently the “worst case scenario” is 70,000 to 80,000 prisoners at any given time could claim compensation estimated at up to £143 million. The court has no legal powers to force the Government to pay though.

No money for Mr Hirst then.

UPDATE: Ask and ye shall receive. The memo has been put, this side of the wall. A concession that nobody would see it otherwise…




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Stephen Bush writing in the New Statesman‘s morning briefing…

“The terrifying truth is that the Opposition is too divided – within the parliamentary party, within the trades unions, within the Shadow Cabinet and even within the leader’s office – to be anything other than a veto player as far as Brexit goes, and the party’s whole gambit is really about trying to make that weakness look like a strength. Keir Starmer saying that Labour is “increasingly likely” to vote down the deal is simply a reflection of the fact that the one thing the Labour party will be able to agree on as far as Brexit goes is that Theresa May’s deal is no good.”

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