David Anderson (@bricksilk )

David Anderson

Bio Barrister at @brickcourt, ex-@terrorwatchdog, cross-bench peer (Lord Anderson of Ipswich KBE QC), House of Lords EU Security/Justice Committee
Location London
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Account created 05-02-2012 20:55:16
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Twitter Web App : "The only way to increase public trust, is to build a system worthy of that trust" - pleased to contribute to this Matt Burgess piece on contact tracing: wired.co.uk/article/corona… Details and openness matter, especially as regime will evolve over time

Twitter Web App : Video of the whole Lords EU Committee evidence session offers real insight into the Gove-Frost partnership. Pluses of virtual sessions (even in their current primitive form) are ease of access to distant witnesses and ability to function during recess. parliamentlive.tv/Event/Index/ad…. twitter.com/LordRickettsP/…

iPhone : To enforce self-isolation for 14 days on the say-so of an anonymous informant will require remarkable levels of trust, not only in each other but in the government and its systems. ⁦Janice Turner⁩ spells it out (£). thetimes.co.uk/article/wholl-…

iPhone : This is an interesting and thoughtful thread.

I make no comment on the merit of the argument it advances.

Some of the responses *astound* me. twitter.com/redhistorian/s…

Twitter Web App : This is from our 28 May Lords EU Committee virtual evidence session with Michael Gove and David Frost. I am indeed worried about a security cliff-edge at the end of the year. We look likely to lose all access to SISII and other EU databases given how far apart the two sides seem to be. twitter.com/thomashcole/st…

iPhone : There will be anger and shame at this sad (and avoidable) outcome. Somehow we need to channel them into improvement, rather than descending into rancour or despair. twitter.com/chrisgiles_/st…

Twitter Web App : This gives you a sense of the gradual (and thus quite believable) upward curve of ISIS attack capability in Iraq: the rate does not double in a year, but the growth is strong. Every couple of years of unchecked growth you get a doubling of violence, there's a momentum to it.

Twitter Web App : Either Joanna Cherry QC is right about this, or (taking Michael Gove at face value) the Government is prioritising a theoretical notion of sovereignty over the protection of UK citizens. Dismal options, both. twitter.com/joannaccherry/…

iPhone : Assuming this is genuine, quite something for Danny Kruger to say that without Dominic Cummings Boris won't get Brexit done, deliver his key domestic policy or reform Whitehall - and will therefore lose the next election twitter.com/nicholaswatt/s…

iPhone : NEW/EXC. Back in real world. The UK is nowhere close to meeting the target for 50,000 customs agents it needs for #Brexit, and the govt. "misleading" about it - haulage, customs chiefs tell me. Stay with me briefly. It's mad. /1Thread

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Twitter Web Client : Not before time. Publication of written pleadings (currently withheld so as not to "disturb the serenity" of proceedings before the Court(curia.europa.eu/juris/document… para 93) would be a useful start. twitter.com/estate4/status…

iPhone : The Commons is in recess this week. However, committees will continue to hold evidence sessions. The prime minister has agreed to appear before Liaison Committee on Wednesday afternoon.

iPhone : I don’t claim to be a great cross-examiner - most of the best are at the criminal Bar - but the efforts of the journos so far are lame in the extreme. One question at a time, keep it specific!