What ‘dignity’ does Hong Kong’s rubber-stamp legislature deserve?

When Justice Wilson Chan of the Court of Appeal wrote in his judgement on Baggio Leung that the defendants’ actions “hurt the dignity of LegCo”, I can only assume that he was referring to the dignity that a legislative body ought to have, and with this, I heartily concur. The problem is not, however, with the legislative body we ought to have but the one that we’re stuck with.The first surprise in researching this article was that the Hong Kong government’s Basic Law website has had the constitution of the People’s Republic of China prepended to it. I’m not sure when this useful and necessary …

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