By Claire Bullivant.

The Conservative Post can reveal a Brexit hating, Boris bashing Queen’s Counsel called Daniel Stilitz has been advising Sue Gray on her investigation into the alleged gatherings on government premises during Covid restrictions.

Daniel Stilitz is a card carrying member of the Labour party and past posts on the social media platform Twitter have been unearthed which show his deep disdain for Brexit, the Prime Minister and the Conservative Party. 

Should a QC be so publicly anti-Tory, anti-Boris and anti-Brexit? And importantly; should someone who clearly dislikes the incumbent government so much even be consulting the Civil Service on such an important national matter?

A quick browse through Daniel Stilitz QC’s social media channels and you’re spoilt for choice of partisan tweets. 

For example, in a 2019 tweet Mr Stilitz says: “The Government’s current rhetoric is nothing compared to the bile they’ll serve up during the forthcoming election campaign.” Commenting on Brexit in 2019 he tweets: “The future of the UK is collateral damage in this mad Tory fight to the death.” He warns Labour MPs if they back the Brexit deal or trust the Prime Minister they’re a “mug.” The QC even retweets a comment calling Boris Johnson “our reckless dangerous PM” and calls for people to join the Labour party. 

These are just a sprinkling of the QC’s past Tweets on the popular social media platform but point to a very clear indication as to his feelings about the Prime Minister and his getting Brexit done. 

One might ask is this QC holding an almighty grudge?

Is this why Sue Gray / the Met Police haven’t looked at section 73 of the Public Health (Control of Disease) Act 1984? Do they even know about it?

Surely a bipartisan advisor would have pointed out this important law of the land?

The Act clearly states that pandemic regulations, at all times, never applied to Crown Land (which includes No.10). 

Granted, one rule for them and another for the rest of us seems a bit unfair but it also makes sense. 

Steven Barrett, a leading barrister at Radcliffe Chambers who read law at Oxford and taught law at Cambridge explains: 

“In the eighties lawmakers decided that it would be better to allow the government to function during any future national pandemic without having to worry about being caught up in quarantine regulations. The thinking was that by making the government effectively exempt in law, the government could continue to function.”

In addition to the 1984 Act, there were also specific regulations that applied at the time of the alleged “parties” the Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (All Tiers) (England) Regulations 2020.

According to these rules, gatherings were allowed in all public buildings, or parts of them ‘operated by a business, a charitable, benevolent or philanthropic institution or a public body.’

So whatever happened in Downing Street was legal. 

How has a QC / Civil Service Advisor not made this clear to Sue Gray? If he had surely no-one at Downing Street would have received a fine at all.  

One would also have thought the Civil Service would check who is advising them.

Can someone let Sue Gray and the Met Police know please before any more incorrect fines are issued out? It’s important rules of the land are adhered to. 

2 COMMENTS

  1. This should be made public before the local elections next week.

    Urgent action need to be taken.

    The nation knows the truth.

    Please do it

  2. Most sensible people will see through all this leftist cheating if Sue Gray is influenced by this awful man it will damage her career so hopefully she will realise what’s happened here .

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