I am forming a new opinion about what the less well off people of this country really need. Previously I had thought the obvious answer of money, but with recent experiences I think what a lot of them need is JUSTICE.
Three of my friends have been forced into their financial predicaments due to no fault of their own, but due to the greed and bullying of large companies or rich business men. One has been forced into bankruptcy by a deceiving corrupt business ‘partner’ and is now at the behest of an unscrupulous landlord.
Another has been suspended from work on a trumped-up charge, supposedly on full pay for months, now only to find the charge has been thrown out but he has not received the pay for the months he was suspended
Where is the legal system in this country? everyone says try citizen’s advice. But no one seems to have noticed in these instances we have no entitlement to legal aid.
If you have no money, debts and someone swindling you – and have no entitlement to legal aid – what are you meant to do? Well one answer must surely NOT be to spend millions on creating the new Supreme Court. This will do absolutely nothing to help those without legal aid.