October 13th, 2007

fairly political

Oh FFS...

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/7035533.stm

The government has been criticised for cutting the right of arrested suspects to advice from a qualified lawyer.

In a little-noticed change, from next February most people who are arrested and held in custody in England and Wales for minor offences will usually be denied the right to speak to a duty lawyer.