Antony Jay

When ‘Yes, Prime Minister’ means anything but

Tories will learn how the mandarins can change even the most golden ideas into their opposite, says Sir Antony Jay

‘My appeal to the Home Secretary is most earnest. I believe that if ever there was a debt due to justice… that debt is one the Home Secretary should now pay.’

That was an impassioned plea by Sir Frank Soskice MP for the reopening of the Timothy Evans case. The home secretary’s reply was that it would serve no useful purpose.

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