The latest on the NatSec 47 trial. The pan-dems devised an elaborate (maybe overwrought, maybe fanciful – but 100% constitutional) plan to use an election to peacefully gain some real political power for the popular opposition. Or, in the plain terms used in a normal democratic system, win. It’s clear the authorities want to portray this as sinister and evil by accentuating the concept of ‘conspiracy’ and the prospect of mayhem if pan-dems had gained enough Legislative Council seats to reject a Budget. What the prosecution can’t do is establish that the attempt was illegal. Because it wasn’t.
Thoughts on the trial from Nathan Law.
The Hong Kong government won’t allow an independent public inquiry into its handling of Covid. But here’s one anyway from Dr Owens – and admirably pithy it is, too…
Government policies have consistently been at odds with evolving scientific evidence. Why?
It is important to release the minutes of these meetings
…The Hong Kong response focused on top down control rather than education
It was characterised by silo thought with unquestioning fealty to the prevailing political narrative
Politicians and the Health minister criticised those who advocated for evidence based policies