In the Media

Law used as 'political football'

PUBLISHED April 18, 2005

One of Britain's most respected barristers has criticised the government for playing "fast and loose" with the criminal justice system.

But Richard Ferguson, QC, said Labour was not alone in using the law as a "political football".
Mr Ferguson told the BBC News website: "Even during World War II we didn't have a regime which was as repressive as what is now being urged upon us."