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The Secret Barrister: “I would make legal aid universally available for anybody charged with a criminal offence”

The lawyer and author also tells Prospect they "always wanted to be a comedy writer"

By Prospect Team   November 2020

© Nick Taylor

What is the first news event that you can recall?

I have a vague recollection of seeing something about Margaret Thatcher leaving Downing Street in the Funday Times. It meant nothing to me at the time, but I do recall thinking what a nice car she was in.

What is the book you are most embarrassed to have not yet read?

Oh God. Too many to list. Invariably when it comes to those “100 Books You Must Read Before Your Corpse…

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