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The definition of injustice

John Kelly writes that Prime Minister Gordon Brown applied to the Court at Brighton for a deferment on Stuart Bower's suit claiming breach of contract because the Labour Party promised a referendum on the EU constitution, and Brown refuses to honour his party’s promise. (Patriots mount legal challenges.)

Kelly notes that the judge responded by granting the government a deferment of exactly one half hour, and hopes this means the judge has an independent mind.

We hope that the judge is grounded in Common Law. "The definition of injustice is no other than the not performance of covenant," wrote Thomas Hobbes in the Leviathan. That principle is enshrined in our law. May it survive this case.

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