U-turn on secret court controls means judges will be given full control on whether to set them up | UPDATED: 07:49 GMT, 19 December 2012 Controversial: Secret courts will go ahead but judges will be given full control over when to set them up, Ken Clarke said yesterday Secret courts will go ahead but judges will be given full control over when to set them up under a Government U-turn yesterday. Cabinet minister Ken Clarke gave ground on the Justice and Security Bill after a series of defeats in the Lords. He told MPs that judges, not ministers, will have the right to decide what is heard in secret, even in cases of national security.
Not even that Evan Davis at the BBC can bend these statistics By Quentin Letts PUBLISHED: 23:38 GMT, 12 December 2012 | UPDATED: 00:52 GMT, 13 December 2012 Amid all the bawling and honking and (false) hatred and general ape-whooping baloney of the Commons circus, something notable happened at Prime Minister’s Questions. We saw crystallisation of a policy tussle which may decide the next general election. Repeatedly, David Cameron and Edward Miliband disagreed over welfare payments