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Good read, but ...

Published:Tuesday | November 20, 2012


I wish to commend Judge Patrick Robinson for his well-written article 'Kiss UK Privy Council goodbye' (Sunday Gleaner, November 18, 2012). It makes good reading.

However, nothing is mentioned about the distinct possibility of getting more of an impartial, dispassionate and objective judicial service from a court that is far removed from the circumstances, and possible political implications of the case in question.

Also, with due respect, I think it's illogical, if not misleading, to purport that sovereignty is in some way inimical to the retention of the Privy Council. It seems to me to be well within the realms of good sense for a sovereign state to seek the best and most impartial final appellate court for its people.

Perhaps Mr Robinson could explain to lay persons like myself why my not having a visa to be present at the court will reduce the likelihood of probity and justice.