"“We have lent a huge amount of money to the U.S. Of course we are concerned about the safety of our assets. To be honest, I am definitely a little worried.” "

Chinese premier Wen Jiabao 12th March 2009

""We have a financial system that is run by private shareholders, managed by private institutions, and we'd like to do our best to preserve that system."

Timothy Geithner US Secretary of the Treasury, previously President of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.1/3/2009

Saturday, July 07, 2007

QC not AQ responsible for Glasgae terra by Paki doctors

Published in November 2006 this Rumpole tale is remarkably prescient, and acerbic on the question of terror laws - is John Mortimer a member of the Lady Dame Jane Pauline Neveille Jones Fan Club - NO he's a Member at The Garrick...impossible.

Defending a mind-numbingly dull theft charge, Rumpole finds that the new terrorist laws have hamstrung his beloved courts. Meanwhile, a Pakistani doctor has been imprisoned without charge or trial under suspicion of aiding al Qaeda in its plans for a terrorist attack. With the doctor's wife begging him to help her husband, the Great Defender is determined to bring the case before a jury.

Horrified to learn that the accused doesn't even know what he's charged with, he determines to insist upon a fair trial for the Pakistani doctor. But battling against the new legislation, and the slippery Home Secretary, proves a tricky task. And when She Who Must Be Obeyed starts locking herself in the box room, 'minding her own business', Rumpole finds himself losing the plot, clueless about the goings on, even in his own mansion flat.

Is the Anglophile doctor really an Al Qaeda agent? Will Rumpole discover Hilda's secret before it's too late? Will the Timson family ever forgive him for defending a 'terrorist'? Featuring exclusive extracts from the memoirs of She Who Must Be Obeyed, and packed with John Mortimer's wickedly funny satire and compulsive plot-twists, "Rumpole and the Reign of Terror" sees the great defender return to the Old Bailey in a case that challenges the very notion of modern justice.

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