The odd scandal here and there, the UK has one of the fairest legal systems in the world, and much of that is down to our legal aid system which supports the critical right of defendants to access specialist legal advice.
If Grayling gets his way, defendants will be assigned the cheapest public defender, regardless of whether they need a legal specialist in a complex case.
Justice will suffer. This isn't about politics, but about justice. 99,000 people have already signed this petition. Just 1,000 more are needed to force a Parliamentary debate on this critical subject: