https://rozenberg.substack.com/p/an-unusual-submissionBraverman was seeking leave to argue that the sentences — passed by an experienced trial judge — were “unduly lenient”. As she had said in her press release, that meant she thought Mr Justice Edis, who is to join the Court of Appeal himself next month, “made a gross error or imposed a sentence outside the range of reasonable sentences available”.
Don’t be deceived by the understated language. As many lawyers pointed out on Twitter this morning, this is as scathing as it gets. “Unusual submission” is code for “monumentally bad point”. This was “coruscating”, others added, “damning”, a “judicial kicking” and “hugely embarrassing”.
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