Helena Kennedy (Labour peer) spouts off:
Our riled security services’ transparent intimidation and interference with Miranda is shocking. But it’s also important that we use his case to shed light on the murky everyday reality of schedule 7.
The power is consistently used to target minorities – you’re 42 times more likely to be stopped if you’re Asian than if you are white…
All those poor Chinese/Thais/Vietnamese, eh, Helena?
Yesterday’s Miranda judgment has worrying implications for press freedom, race relations and basic justice.
Or maybe it’s just our laws working as they should, rather than as you’d like them to?
We are now seeing our judiciary in defensive mode.
Well, they’ve a lot to be defensive about. But not this particular thing, frankly.