Today’s Link-Love: March 12, 2013

by Stephen Tall on March 12, 2013

Here’s today’s hand-picked selection that caught my interest… Below the line, below the belt? | openDemocracy Interesting questions from @helenlewis on comment threads > Below the line, below the belt? | openDemocracy http://bit.ly/Y6U1Jw LibDems leave over support for secret trials; (…)

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Secret courts: another prominent Lib Dem resigns

by Stephen Tall on March 12, 2013

On Sunday, former Lib Dem parliamentary candidate and Federal Executive member Jo Shaw — the moving force behind LibDemsAgainstSecretCourts — announced her resignation from the party while proposing the motion opposing the extension of Closed Material Procedures (CMPs, aka secret courts) that was overwhelmingly carried by members. Her resignation followed the announcement by Dinah Rose […]

Huhne / Pryce: I just don’t see how ‘prison works’ for anyone here

by Stephen Tall on March 12, 2013

His crime was speeding then lying (and lying some more). Her crime was lying and self-immolating revenge. Last night they spent their first night in prison. Few people will spare much sympathy for either Chris Huhne or Vicky Pryce. They are, as Mr Justice Sweeney said yesterday when sentencing the pair to eight months each, […]