I have known David Lammy for many years. He always asks tough questions and in his recent report he has come up with some suggested conclusions. Personally, I’m surprised that some of the Judiciary and elements of the press have reacted so vigorously.
My major concern is that David’s report will end up gathering dust on the bookshelf!
Why do I say this?
First, the report was commissioned by the then Prime Minister, David Cameron. He’s long left the political scene. Although Prime Minister May will be interested, I’m not sure if she will take ownership of it.
Second, we’re told that the Ministry for Justice will respond to the report. I think there is a danger that we will wait a long time for a response. Like everyone else, Brexit is on their minds.
Third, the report cuts across departmental boundaries. This is always an issue for Government which finds it hard to escape from individual silos.