Some of you may have seen that, in defiance of all common sense and decency, I was today named Independent Blogger of the Year at the Editorial Intelligence Comment Awards 2016. While entirely out of keeping with the general tone of cynical nihilism that pervades these posts, I would like to sincerely thank not only the judges at EI for their generosity, but more importantly all those who follow, read, comment upon and even troll my  nonsense, both below these lines and on Twitter. At the risk of coming over all Gwyneth, I genuinely could not have foreseen when I started this blog 18 months ago that over half a million of you would take the time to read the workings of this disturbed legal mind, far less that your support would lead to any sort of recognition beyond possibly mild ridicule from established, better writers. That so many of you have supported me in my vanity project owes far more I’m sure to your collective patience than to any talent on my part, but I am nevertheless sincerely grateful to you all for joining me on my fool’s errand to bring law to the people. It is appreciated more than you know.

Thank you X



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  1. Congratulations on your award! I’m new to your blog but have been reading it with great interest. In this time of absolute rubbish from the MSM it’s refreshing to read well-explained and relevant articles on current happenings within the legal system and parliament. Thank you!

  2. Congrats! I’ve only been reading your blog for about a month, but I’ve already seen enough to be convinced you deserve it. I don’t always agree with you, but your posts are always coherently explained and well-argued, and God knows you’re usually defending a position that isn’t heard enough in the media. Keep up the good work!

  3. To echo CM’s sentiment …this makes Hillary-gate more bearable. Not much, but a smidgen. It helps. Now isn’t it time you wrote about the Twitter fuelled Halestorm? You’re with the big boys now…

  4. Congratulations on a some well-deserved recognition. Always makes the morning a little brighter when I find a new post here.

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