Saturday, October 15, 2016

Why DID the human rights luvvie quit?

Champaign Cathliks in the news
Venice had not seen the like since the days of the Doge: cheering crowds lined the Accademia Bridge while a dozen vintage water taxis processed along the Grand Canal, carrying some of the most famous people in the world.

Aboard the lead vessel was screen idol George Clooney, whose marriage to British lawyer Amal Alamuddin was being attended that weekend by other members of Hollywood’s liberal elite.

Oscar-winner Matt Damon, supermodel Cindy Crawford and U2 singer Bono were all on the wedding convoy, along with veteran actor Bill Murray and American actress Ellen Barkin.

But who was the slightly owlish gentleman in the tuxedo? A character actor, perhaps? Or maybe Mr Clooney’s butler?

In fact, the mystery guest was a superstar in his own sphere: the Left-wing ‘goliath’ of global litigation, Benedict Emmerson QC.

Mr Emmerson had ‘invented the human rights industry virtually single-handed’, one admiring fellow QC told me this week.  (more...)

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