Quote of the week

"I am an unashamed apologist of our existing judiciary, which I believe are as good as are to be found anywhere in the world. No one has made a case that the wrong people are being appointed or that people who would make better judges are somehow being overlooked."

– The Chief Lord Justice, Lord Bingham of Cornhill, gives a ringing endorsement of the "secret soundings" system of selecting judges, claiming it would stand up to independent scrutiny, at his annual press conference in London last week.