Holman J rules Gove's BSF decision was 'unlawful'

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  • No one comes out of this with credit. So all in all a jolly good use of the tax payers money - 6 QC's plus all the other expenses this litigation will have incurred - trebles all round... hurrah. Nincompoop Gove at the centre of it all. But then for all that expense what does Gove have to do - "reconsider his decision" - now... let me think for a minute. Oh and a judge playing politics. Well done everyone.

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  • I think its about time that someone stood up to the recklessness of the decisions made for us without sense checking. Some of the Kent Schools are literally falling down.
    Excellent call even if it did cost a few quid. You cant put a cost on education.
    keith. from Strood in Kent

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  • A good case for the Government to lose; "failure to consult" is a hollow victory for the claimants - Gove can easily consult and take essentially the same decision again, and the absurdly lavish multiplicity of representation means this case can be cited the next time the Chairman of the Bar moans about cuts in public funding for lawyers. I see the Brick Court duo were instructed by KCC's "Legal and Democratic Services" - it may be legal to spend public money in this way, but I doubt if there is any democratic support for separate representation of parties who have no conceivable conflict of interest between them.

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