15th February 2016
There is speculation that the long-awaited proposals for a British Bill of Rights will be published this week.
Let’s see what is happening today at the Ministry of Justice:
“Welcome everyone, please sit so you can see this whiteboard. I am allocating you one right each. We will get the Bill of Rights proposal done today.”
@DavidAllenGreen "remember, there are no "wrong" answers, everything goes on the whiteboard"
— Philip Marshall (@PhilipMarshall1) February 15, 2016
“If we do the rights before lunch, that means we have all afternoon to do all the exceptions. Let’s get going. We will brainstorm and workshop this.”
“Brainstorm and workshop are not verbs.”
“Sorry, Lord Chancellor.”
The brainstorm and workshop begins.
“Right to life…hmmm”
“Privacy, what do we mean by “privacy”?”
“Errrrrr, fair trials means…”
It is not going well.
“Come on, it cannot be that difficult to draft a “Bill of Rights”. We have been promising it since 2006.”
The whiteboard remains blank.
— robertsharp59 (@robertsharp59) February 15, 2016
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