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Ministry of Injustice

November 3, 2013

CampaignerKate

‘The professional campaigners of Britain are growing in number, taking over charities, dominating BBC programmes and swarming around Westminster.’  So ranted Justice Secretary Chris Grayling in the Daily Mail on 6 September.

This was the day that the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) launched its pernicious consultation, ‘Judicial review, proposals for further reform’.

Mr Grayling continued: Judicial review cases ‘are used by campaign groups as a legal delaying tactic for something they oppose. For example, they are used to stop a new development project – often delaying an innovation that would bring economic benefits and jobs’.

Village greens
Of course we’ve heard this all before, with village greens.  Just as Defra claimed, with little evidence, that village greens registration was being used to frustrate development, so the MoJ, with equally little evidence, is claiming that judicial review is being abused and is stopping development.  And, in common with the evil changes…

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