Post by Patrick Torsney on Apr 17, 2011 10:30:27 GMT
Justice for All have done something similar to what we've been discussing in our email exchanges Nick and produced a document pulling some key points from the consultation responses to use with MPs and other interested parties. James Sandbach emailed it to me on Friday gone and it should be up on the J4A site sometime this week. Can you have a look at it and see whether we need to continue with what we were doing? It might save us a job
Either way, I'm glad that pulling the responses together on ilegal is helping people campaign. There needs to be more of it!
You can download the new J4A summary from the ilegal servers, here:
Post by nickd (Mylegal) on Apr 17, 2011 12:39:59 GMT
Yes absolutely, we should carry on doing what we're doing Patrick. The more of these response summaries we have the better. We've got a great reference source on here and need to pull all this material together. It's harder than it appears though, the main thing is to make it punchy and use the best quotes as a means of highlighting where Government has got it so badly wrong.
We are all working to a common goal here, so the more we can highlight the best of these reponses the better. It's absolutely right that we should get this out before Djanogly's thoughts turn to Easter eggs! If anyone has any particular quotes from the responses which they think best highlight a particular post please let me know as there's a lot of them and it's key we use the best ones.
I'm going to be working on this now so will disappear from Ilegal/Mylegal for the next few days, so if anyone has any posts for Mylegal please keep them coming. We are still in need of powerful case studies. Have a listen to Jack Dromey's video at the House of Commons on the 16th March and he'll tell you why....
Patrick I'll email you it in stages; - if we need some extra ideas we can moot them on Ilegal to get some input if need be.
I think it's important that we on Ilegal have a slightly different perspective which comes to us from what our posters have to say; thus our response should reflect this. The consultation reponses mirror what most of us on here think. It gives us an extra dimension as fundamentally we're the ones who see how well legal aid works on the front-line and therefore our views should count for something?
We're all in this together - the responses show how we all united in opposing these reforms.
We should all jump on board with these campaigns, be it Sound of for Justice or Justice for All or both!! Times running out and we shouldn't be caught out by reponding to it all when it's too late.
I'd encourage people to use social media such as Twitter, Facebook to spread the word and help this message grow even more!!