Whilst reading about Ken Clarke's proposals for the reduction in funding for legal aid, I wonder how the EU and - more importantly - the ECJ views this.
In particular I would refer readers to the TEU, Article 2:
"The Union is founded on the values of respect for human dignity, freedom, democracy, equality, the rule of law and respect for human rights, including the rights of persons belonging to minorities. These values are common to the Member States in a society in which pluralism, non-discrimination, tolerance, justice, solidarity and equality between women and men prevail."
and Article 3:
"It shall combat social exclusion and discrimination, and shall promote social justice and protection....."
It may well be I am 'mis-reading' these two Articles, but how long will it be for the first legal challenge to surface?
Just asking, like......................