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Rhodesia (Bingham Report)

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 19th December 1979.

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Photo of Frank Dobson Frank Dobson , Camden Holborn and St Pancras South 12:00 am, 19th December 1979

Will the Attorney-General, in his new role as the Santa Claus of the Establishment, cast his mind back to the time when he was talking about the Clay Cross councillors and, as reported in The Times, said that no democracy could survive when people decided to obey only laws that suited them? Does he agree that the decision at which he and the Director of Public Prosecutions have arrived is a disgrace to our system of government, to our judicial system, and to himself?