Letter: Powers of the Attorney General

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Sir: A PII certificate is a tool of concealment over which the judge to whom it is presented is the final arbiter. It is a perfectly reasonable and justifiable instrument, but it is only a whisker away from a device for evasion and deceit. Those in need of such things will find them one way or another.

I hope Lord Justice Scott will pursue and pronounce upon more central questions. Did the Government or its agents declare one policy and covertly follow another? Did it conspire to sell arms secretly to a genocidal maniac in defiance of the United Nations and its declared policy? If those questions were answered and a scapegoat were needed, then the Attorney General would hardly be a candidate.

Yours sincerely,



24 March