Politics derails Blair's justice ministry drive
Three-way tussle threatens to strangle ground-breaking judicial shake-up at birth
It must have been a hectic day in Downing Street. Until the morning of 12 June the intention was to make good on two weeks of Whitehall whispers by refashioning the Lord Chancellor’s Department (LCD) as a powerful Ministry of Justice, with a full criminal justice brief and a strengthened role as guardian of the judiciary.
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