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Legal aid as a tool of state oppression

Imagine a criminal court in which you are told that unless you plead guilty your lawyers will be taken off you and you will have to cope with all the procedures without any help.

What we have in the family courts (see link) is a situation where legal aid can be (and is from time to time) removed merely because people are uppity enough to want to disagree with the local council.

In this case (see link) the parents had legal aid refused and acted as litigants in person and won their case.

To me this is another really scandalous situation which the government are clearly responsible for.

The government's response is to change the law to ban the identification of the family concerned.

Dreadful.

Comments

Jerry said…
"Social workers from the council alleged that the family’s diet, which included fish but no meat or dairy products, was the cause of the boy’s rickets and said it could put him in future danger"

This shows that the Social Workers are profoundly diagnosing medical conditions without qualifications, time and time again do we see Social Workers becoming medical experts. GRRRRRRRR!!!!!!

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