The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 11.0967 Friday, 5 May 2000.
From: Sean Lawrence <
Date: Thursday, 04 May 2000 09:13:06 -0700
Subject: 11.0955 Old Bill
Comment: Re: SHK 11.0955 Old Bill
Terence Hawkes writes:
>Its participants may now be interested to learn that in London today the
>police have agreed to a declaration in the High Court that a number of
>their actions on that occasion were in fact 'unlawful'. The clear
>presumption is that they were acting in accordance with instructions
>received from the government.
Some leap of logic seems to be made in this paragraph. Are you saying
that because the police actions were unlawful, they must have been
ordered by the government? That's not exactly a logical necessity. In
fact, such a leap seems doubly odd coming from a man possessed with a
widely-admired critical intellect.