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A Law Unto Themselves

by | 13th, January 2005

‘“BEING well connected is as useful as ever,” says the Times.

Euan Blair looked a picture in mum’s old wig

And it’s right. We’ve already seen how, thanks to knowing his mum, Mark Thatcher was able to tap Maggie for £165,000 to secure his bail from the South African penal system.

And now we see by way of a graph how useful it is to be in the company of Tony Blair, who sits atop a family tree-style chart.

The reason for this return to the theme of Tony’s cronyism is the appointment of a certain Lord Justice Potter as the president of the High Court’s Family Division.

This is one of the four most senior judicial posts, and will always go to the man or woman – Potter replaces Dame Butler-Sloss – with the top credentials.

Or, as it turns out, the person Lord Falconer, the Lord Chancellor or Charlie as Tony knew him when they shared a flat was taught by when he was learning the law.

Of course, Potter may

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