Labour’s final argument
In her opening remarks, counsel for the Defendant told the Court that there is an elephant in the room.
The Plaintiffs agree. The Government put it there.
It is a very large and menacing elephant. Sometimes it just sits there, threatening to get involved if it does not like what it sees. Sometimes, it gets very involved and aggressive and changes everything. In either case, it is substantially interfering.
The elephant should not be in the room. It must be removed.
And the Government needs to compensate for the cost of the mess the elephant made and the damage it caused.
That’s how Labour’s written argument began. And although I was already getting mighty sick of elephants in the room, I thought – oh ya, this is going to be good.