Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Double whammy as press forces Government into U-turns on 'secret justice' and 'hated' pasty tax

The Daily Mail and the Sun both claim victories in reversing Government policy today.

The Mail says it has led the  campaign against "secret justice" as it reports moves to hold "sensitive" inquests behind closed doors are being dropped.

And in civil cases judges, not politicians, will now have the power to approve or refuse a request for a secret hearing.

Writing in the Mail today, Justice Secretary Kenneth Clarke admits the original plans were too broad.

Meanwhile, the Sun claims victory fore its anti "pasty tax" campaign - "Who VAT all the pies?" -  saying that Chancellor George Osborne has scrapped the "hated tax" after "listening to Sun readers".

1 comment:

Paul Linford said...

As I'm sure you're aware Jon, it wasn't just the Currant Bun that campaigned against the Pasty Tax - the regional press also weighed in on this with the Western Morning News and The Journal, Newcastle among those who took up the issue.