Thursday, 14 January 2010

LibDem MP alleges contempt of parliament by leading solicitors

John Hemming has received a letter from Withers plc objecting to his raising a constituency matter in the House of Commons. Speaker John Bercow accepted that John had a prima facie case for a discussion on the floor of the house.

I don't know the ins and outs of the particular case, but I am prejudiced against any solicitors who are ignorant of the difference between the meanings of "rebut" and "refute". ("We strongly refute Mr Hemming's allegations that our actions were intimidatory in any way.")


Anonymous said...

You know the difference between a dead skunk in the middle of the road and a dead solicitor in the middle of the road?

There's skid marks infront of the skunk!

Frank H Little said...

John Hemming was vindicated in today's emergency debate. The Trafigura business was also looked at. More when there is a report on the internet that I can refer to.

The general feeling was that lawyers are (a) becoming too self-important; and (b) ignorant of the constitution.