Does it take a human death to get rid of ALS?
I interpreted for a Portuguese suspect on 6 April at Ipswich police investigation centre. He was remanded in custody to appear before Ipswich Magistrates' the following day. John Hughes, the solicitor, insisted that we fill in the Legal Aid forms there and then, saying to his client: "This has to be done now at the police station as there will be no interpreter for you in court tomorrow. This is because the new contractor can't provide interpreters"... I duly interpreted that.
And guess what? No interpreter turned up in court for this defendant.
A Russian colleague who recently worked at a police station in East London reported that the solicitor she worked with did and said the same...
Question: How long are ALS going to get away with it?
Answer: Until someone dies!