God bless John Mortimer. He may be an old leftie, but anyone who has ever read his books or seen an episode of "Rumpole of the Bailey" knows he believes first and foremost in liberty and the rule of law.
He has argued for socialist ideas all his long life. To his enormous credit it seems never to have occurred to him that they could be implemented against the informed will of the majority. Unlike Blair, Brown, Campbell and Cameron, he has always seen the people as being there to be persuaded, not manipulated.
Rumpole author claims UK is selling out to fascism - The Herald