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Friday, 5 November 2010

Pulling the Woolas over viewers eyes:

The BBC covered the Woolas  court case by saying the former minister vowed to fight the judgement of the High Court by seeking a judicial review.  Fair enough, but one can't help thinking that if they were reporting a Conservative MP they would have given more prominence to the fact that the former minister was found guilty by two High Court judges of lying in his election material and was banned from sitting in Parliament for three years.

If the BBC had less of a numpty writing up the case they would have pointed out that judicial review is for the review of administrative matters and legislation.  The proper venue for appealling against a High Court decision is the Court of Appeal.  Thank goodness these people aren't running the country any more.

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