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Dec 15, 2006 6:15 am


When the "Public Interest" Transcends the Rule of Law



On the day on which Tony Blair became the first serving prime minister to be quizzed as part of a criminal investigation, it was announced that the Serious Fraud Squad had dropped its investigation into corruption over a multi-billion British-Saudi arms deal. In the words of Lord Goldsmith, the attorney-general,"It has been necessary to balance the need to maintain the rule of law against the wider public interest." For commentaries go here and here.



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