Loss of an opposition in Hong Kong’s Legislative Council is a tragedy for the city
- Whether you blame the democrats for quitting or the government for putting them in that position, the vacuum in Legco discredits the Basic Law. It can only be hoped that the democrats will return when elections are held next year
A journalist for more than 30 years, Cliff Buddle began his career as a court reporter in London and moved to Hong Kong in 1994 to join the Post. Specialising in court reporting and legal affairs, he has held a variety of editorial positions, including Deputy Editor and Acting Editor-in-Chief. He is a regular columnist.