Tuesday, February 22, 2022

Quote of the day 22nd February 2022

"I welcome this apology from Jolyon Maugham for the untruthful statement he put out yesterday. Having lost yet another case this week, and falsely claimed they won, the discredited Good Law Project should now accept their increasingly vexatious legal actions are a waste of the court’s time, when there is such a backlog to clear.


"The Good Law Project should accept that officials and Ministers in Government were working hard to save lives, and end their increasingly desperate actions. I particularly want to thank the huge number of officials who did so much in the pandemic and now find their time needlessly wasted in defending these pointless actions, especially when there’s going to be a full inquiry.

The public should note that the Good Law Project’s claims are frequently untrue, and should not be reported as fact, if at all.


"I once again welcome this apology from this increasingly discredited organisation."


(Matt Hancock welcomes an apology from Jolyon Maugham on behalf of the so-called "Good Law Project" for communicating out "We won" about a court judgement which had actually found that 

‘The claim brought by Good Law Project fails in its entirety.’

You can read the details here or here.)

3 comments:

Paul Holdsworth said...

Guido Fawkes and the Mail Online -extraordinarily partial and lopsided referencing. Could you not find more balanced and authoritative reportage out there?

Neither of your chosen sources includes the news that Lord Justice Singh and Mr Justice Swift concluded Hancock had not complied with “the public sector equality duty” in relation to the appointments.

And Hancock suggesting we should all be reassured by this government's promise of a "full" inquiry at some time in the future is simply laughable.

Paul Holdsworth said...

Guido Fawkes and the Mail Online -extraordinarily partial and lopsided referencing. Could you not find more balanced and authoritative reportage out there?

Neither of your chosen sources includes the news that Lord Justice Singh and Mr Justice Swift concluded Hancock had not complied with “the public sector equality duty” in relation to the appointments.

And Hancock suggesting we should all be reassured by this government's promise of a "full" inquiry at some time in the future is simply laughable.

Chris Whiteside said...

I could indeed have found other sources which would also have confirmed the points which Guido Fawkes and the Daily Mail made.

Incidentally, you are wrong in your second paragraph: Dan Hodges' piece in the Daily Mail to which I linked DID mention that Lord Justice Singh and Mr Justice Swift had accepted that the Runnymede Trust, though not the Good Law Project, had been right on one point in relation to the public sector equality duty.