Well, I just reported @SuellaBraverman and @RobertBuckland to the Bar Standards Board. Advising a client to break the law explicitly breaches published Bar Standards, and brings the profession into disrepute.

The usual punishment is being struck off.
In the unlikely event you want to do the same, you'll need their addresses.

Luckily, these are on their websites. Here are links


It would be terrible if several thousand people reported them, and their professional body suspended their right to practice law. If that were to happen, they could no longer hold their offices. Obviously this would be tragic.
Specifically, the thing to do (as I understand it) is remind @thebarcouncil that knowingly advising a client to break the law OR permitting an illegal act ... these things break their guidelines and are punishable by being struck off.

Braverman did one. Buckland the other.
Assuming, of course, that you wish to do as I did

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I was gonna leave #TheWeekInTory until Friday, but at their current rate it'll be 1000 tweets long by then, and I'm worried about you, mate.

It's OK to get drunk on at 5pm on Monday, isn't it? Well, that's my recommendation anyway. Here goes...
1. In June Boris Johnson said to Black Lives Matter protestors: “I hear you”, and acknowledged the “incontrovertible, undeniable feeling of injustice” that “we simply cannot ignore”

2. So obviously, 40 Tory MPs refused to take part in unconscious bias training
3. The govt shut pubs an hour early, seemingly under the impression coronavirus (an inert, sub-microscopic infectious entity with no brain or nervous system) can tell the time

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If you think it's all a hoax, ask yourself: why would we lie? What's the benefit to us?

And how are we organising this big lie? How are we coordinating with the 32m+ others around the world who've had it.

And why?

And if you think it's not us patients who are lying, it's the medical profession: why?

Doctors don't get a % of value of the drugs they sell, so there is literally no reason for them to make this up.

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North By Northwest, BBC2, any minute now.

If you haven't seen it, treat yourself. Absolute stone-cold classic.
The most amazing thing about North By Northwest is - at no point does anybody stop Cary Grant and say "excuse me, but what the hell is that accent?"
Without North By Northwest there would be no Bond. Hell, they even put Connery in the same clothes Cary Grant wore (and Daniel Craig's Bond copies the same grey suit).
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#TheWeekInTory returns for the second time in 4 days

The weeks grow shorter, but the days last forever

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So for those in the same boat, I'm gonna try to explain. This is (necessarily) simplified, but here goes
In 2016 we voted to leave the EU.

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In the current govt, Johnson is a shell. No authority, no plan, no decision-making.

The real power is the axis of Gove-Cummings

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Cummings won't survive if Johnson goes. A successor won't tolerate him.

Opposite Corbyn, the Tory front bench could pick almost anyone. Opposing Starmer, they need somebody serious.

If it happens fast, I'd bet on Sunak. Currently popular cos he's "Captain Giveaway"

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