The fact that you think Woolas' leaflets were "appalling" and "disgusting" makes your decision even more bizarre. Parliament puts law on statue book (complete with punishment). Man breaks law and court administers punishment. Iain Dale labels it a miscarriage of justice!And this is the nub. It's not about judges trumping electors, it's about the Election Court applying a Statute passed by Parliament, i.e. us, and in doing so upholding democratic rule over favouritism and cronyism, i.e. the teflon protection that the loathsome political class seek for themselves. Rather a triumph for democracy, I would have thought.
Tuesday, 16 November 2010
Blogosphere disagrees with Iain over Woolas
I feel a certain sympathy with Iain Dale's penchant for championing unpopular causes. He's not a bloke to take racing tips from, put it that way. First there was the defence of the unspeakable tea-leaf Derek Conway, then the defence of the mad Nadine Dorries and now he's come to the defence of Woolas. When last I looked, Iain's readers were almost unanimously opposed to his position - including this comment from Tom Harris (no, not that Tom Harris);