The Big Question: What is legal aid and should we be providing so much of it? – The Independent

Posted April 14th, 2010 in legal aid, news by sally

“Why are we asking this now?

On Monday, it was announced that three former Labour MPs – David Chaytor, Jim Devine and Elliot Morley – had won the right to receive legal aid to fight charges of false accounting relating to their parliamentary expenses. The news thrust MPs’ expenses back into the spotlight and did no favours to the legal aid system, so often the butt of politicians’ ire.”

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The Independent, 14th April 2010