Monday, 12 April 2010

MPs Devine, Chaytor and Morley Get Legal Aid

Three former Labour MPs facing criminal charges over their expenses have won the right to have their legal fees paid for by the taxpayer.

Not surprisingly, when asked whether MPs facing expenses charges should get legal aid, Gordon Brown did not answer.

It would appear that officials applied the "interests of justice" test to determine whether the MPs should receive legal aid. The test says if a defendant is at risk of losing his or her liberty if convicted - then they are entitled to legal representation paid for by the state.

Well’ I suppose the upside of this would be, that at the end of their trial, they would get the jail.
But, I somehow doubt that very much.