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The Secret Barrister exposes how political and media charlatans have vandalised the rule of law

"Fake law" offers a powerful corrective to self-serving claims from cynical and incompetent politicians

By David Allen Green   October 2020

A law unto himself? Dominic Cummings explains why he defied his own government’s instructions to stay at home during lockdown. Photo: © JONATHAN BRADY/POOL/AFP via Getty Images

A great deal of law in practice exists only in the mind. Most people regulate their conduct by what they believe the law to be. They do not read legal textbooks, still less look at contracts or Acts of Parliament. Few regularly see or experience the brute uses of power that are sanctioned by law, such as convicted defendants being “taken down”…

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