We have to rejoice. We have to accept that there is at least one amongst we British who is of unimpeachable reputation, spotless character and of the strongest sense of moral duty; when ‘the word ‘moral’ is used in the old-fashioned sense of the word, which is of honour, loyalty and devotion to duty. How do we know that such a person exists? Well, we know because Ken Clarke tells us that he exists.
He exists because he can be trusted to be told about information about an individual which is so secret that it cannot be divulged to that individual. He exists because not only the individual who presumably is on trial cannot know about that information, his lawyer cannot know either. He will be the repository of ‘evidence’ which cannot be disclosed to anyone without an authorisation or classification which is above ‘Ultra top secret’, because we, the public, cannot be trusted to learn whatever has been learnt, divulged, alleged or even dreamt of regarding that individual who is on trial! He is presumed to be of such rectitude that he, and he alone, will have to respond to lawyers and barristers for the Government when he receives such ‘secret’ information, with no chance whatsoever of holding such ‘evidence’ to account as we have done, in both low and High courts across this nation of ours, for nearly nine hundred years.
We must allow ourselves a small peek into the future, by guessing out of the lists of both the ‘great and the good’, just who will hold the liberties of such accused in the palms of their hands. The first name, of course, on that secret list of ‘the best of the best’ must be that of our all-time favourite guy, Tony Blair. Who could argue against his inclusion in such a band of stalwarts? After all, we as a nation of ‘democrats’ allowed him to assume the mantle of ‘the leader’ when he was Prime Minister for eight-odd years. The former leader of the Labour Party, Neil Kinnock, must also stand high on the list of people to whom such secrets can be included. After all, despite earning the title ‘the Welsh Windbag’, he never said anything which could be construed as being dis-loyal to the State, partly because he never uttered anything intelligent or intelligible at all! John Major must also appear on our lists of those above those above the salt. After all, it was he who ramrodded the Maastricht Treaty through the Commons, presumably after reading it, and thereby cementing yet even further the iron grip of the European Elite (a.k.a. European Union). The list could be extended to members of the ‘Slebs Circuit’, as we all know and instinctively trust such stalwarts as those who feature on the gossip pages and photos of the Daily Mail, but perhaps that may be a step too far, partly because most of that bunch couldn’t be trusted to keep their knees together, never mind their lips.
So, the ‘Consultation’ phase of the Green Paper goes churning on, but it is a very strange thing to note that the only senior politician who has so far spoken out against these ‘Fascist’ totalitarian ideals is the Deputy Prime Minister, who possibly only read the Green Paper whilst sulking in the toilets after yet another Cabinet meeting where he was once again comprehensively snubbed by both Cameron and Osborne.