Bringing Down Goliath: How Good Law Can Topple the Powerful
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Maugham, the egotist with a fondness for dressing in a silk kimono, is biffing not just the unfortunate urban fox.
The Foreign Office said in a statement that Britons were among the people who had managed to leave Gaza, but did not say. Process clearly corrupted in that instance, regardless of result and whether accidental or deliberate. The word “Twitter” appears but once in the index of Jolyon Maugham’s memoir cum social action manifesto Bringing Down Goliath.Had to skip the Chile section and stick around in Argentina a bit longer as that was friendlier to us at the time. A good analysis of JM, who seems to me to rival Jane Austen’s Mr Collins in his lack of self-awareness.
Like any good fool, Maugham believes himself to be a tragic hero, and lashes out, usually quite amusingly, at anyone who fails to see him as a modern day David (hence the book’s title), a shepherd selected to bring in a new era of justice. Jolyon Maugham QC founded 'The Good Law Project' with the belief that the law can also put power in the hands of ordinary people. He offers an empowering, bold new vision for how the law can work better for all of us in the fight against injustice.He gained notoriety when he brought a series of high-profile cases against the Government through the Good Law Project. In Bringing Down Goliath, Jolyon Maugham shares his inspiration and his purpose, and he reveals the story behind these landmark cases and the hidden fault lines of our judicial system. So, for the time being at least, it is hard to completely refute Maugham’s clichéd insistence that “the real court is that of public opinion”.
A Celtic FC ultras group has insisted their stadium ban for “unacceptable behaviour” has been imposed by the club because of the their “unapologetic solidarity with Palestine”. I made up my mind about Maugham after listening to him being interviewed on the radio few years ago, not long after the fox-clubbing incident.He thus came across a highly unsavoury blend of naivety (you might even say stupidity) and arrogance. Those who might want answers — judges and donors, for instance — can find them in the book, but only if they look closely. From his byline picture, Adam seems to young perhaps to remember when John Major prorogued Parliament early to avoid publication of an embarrassing report.