Discussion of the UK Government
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By Tubby Isaacs
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Probably worth her own thread.

Interesting suggestions in here of IDS-style exaggeration of her life before politics.

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfr ... -braverman
When she moved on to a large set of Birmingham barristers, her profile boasted that she was a “contributor to Philip Kolvin QC’s book Gambling for Local Authorities, Licensing, Planning and Regeneration (2007)”. Not much to boast about to you and me, but in the legal world it would be considered a significant achievement for a young lawyer to be a part of an authoritative legal textbook. Unfortunately, Braverman’s name does not appear anywhere in the volume.

The Conservative press built her up as a Premier League barrister rather than a jobbing lawyer who did everyday parole and immigration cases. She had defended “the Ministry of Defence in the Guantánamo Bay inquiry”, according to reports. . Her own website says she was “involved”.

Private Eye has tried, I have tried and lawyers have tried to find a record of her defending the MoD at a Guantánamo inquiry. We are still trying.
 
By Malcolm Armsteen
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Braverman’s resentment speaks for itself, however. It is not the resentment of the poor or oppressed but of the privileged who don’t quite make it to the top. Perhaps in her mind, liberal lawyers did sneer at her or would have done if they had the chance. Perhaps she would have been saved from a run-of-the-mill legal career if only she had been given a break. Amid the confusion in the stories she tells about herself, Braverman’s self-pitying, unproved belief that the legal system, with its Human Rights Act, judges appointed without political interference and respect for the rule of law, has somehow stigmatised her rings true. She is taking her vengeance now.
 
By Malcolm Armsteen
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Also


https://www.theguardian.com/politics/20 ... reputation
The attorney general, Suella Braverman, was on Saturday accused of sacrificing the UK’s reputation, sidelining legal advisers and bypassing the ministerial code during an extraordinary confrontation with some of the country’s top lawyers.

During the annual general meeting of the Bar Council, the professional association for barristers, Braverman was asked how Britain could retain “a shred of credibility” in imploring other countries to follow international law after revealing its own willingness to breach agreements.

The criticisms came after the government last week unveiled plans to give ministers sweeping powers to “disapply” part of the Brexit deal that Boris Johnson signed in January.

Five QCs confronted the attorney general during Saturday’s meeting, telling her that a crime which broke the law in a “specific and limited way” – the phrase used by the Northern Ireland secretary, Brandon Lewis, when he announced the move – was still a crime.
 
By Daley Mayle
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Johnson made Suella Braverman the Attorney General and as such this post makes her head of the Bar Council. Hold on Daley, I hear you cry, an AG has to be a QC first! No probs, she was anointed as a QC and then made an AG.

She was one of four people who gave advice to Johnson that it is OK to break international treaties.

Who are the other three?

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By Andy McDandy
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Rumour has it that she never had much of one anyway.

Failed employment law, try Conservative Headquarters. Or FELTCH for short.
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By Kreuzberger
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Andy McDandy wrote:
Fri Sep 25, 2020 3:47 pm
Rumour has it that she never had much of one anyway.

Failed employment law, try Conservative Headquarters. Or FELTCH for short.
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