Robinson and McGuinness
Today represents my 11 day on hunger strike.
At various hearings and decisions His Honour, Mr Justice Weatherup, had cumulatively directed the Minister to reconsider the legal assistance he was being given with particular regard to his own independence; any conflicts of interest; and, how he might be being externally influenced.
On 10th June 2011 the Weatherup J directed what each party was to do by a certain date; I was directed to make a further submission to the Court by 12th September 2011. I made the following observations in my submission:
- 30. The Justice Minister has clearly discredited himself because I, and this court, are aware that Mr Tony McGleenan has been representing the DoJ, the PPS and the PSNI and so there is obvious collusion or common purpose against me between all three agencies.
34. As senior counsel handling the case for all three agencies Mr McGleenan has not advised the DoJ or the PPS to stop continuing to pursue the malicious prosecution against me or they have declined to take his advice. I have provided enough evidence of corruption and bad faith within the PPS that the DoJ are willing participants or they do not care what wrong has been done.
Thus, David Ford was not uninformed or unaware that he was being unreasonably biased and prejudiced against me on the strength of prosecutorial misconduct. He just didn't care if he was abusing his authority or not or how questionable the evidence he was relying on actually was.
The failure of each of you to respond to the serious matters addressed to you both gives rise to a reasonable assumption that David Ford knew he could count on the First and Deputy First Ministers to back him up if he got caught.