Voters wait in line during the “35-plus” primaries on July 11, 2020, held to select pro-democrat candidates for the since postponed Legislative Council elections in Hong Kong. Photo: EPA-EFE Voters wait in line during the “35-plus” primaries on July 11, 2020, held to select pro-democrat candidates for the since postponed Legislative Council elections in Hong Kong. Photo: EPA-EFE
Voters wait in line during the “35-plus” primaries on July 11, 2020, held to select pro-democrat candidates for the since postponed Legislative Council elections in Hong Kong. Photo: EPA-EFE
Henry Litton
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Henry Litton

Mass arrests: the sinister aspect of democrats’ ‘35-plus’ primaries strategy for the Legco elections

  • The powers given to legislators under the Basic Law must be exercised in good faith. If the whole essence of their endeavours is to wreak havoc, and bring down the government, then they are using the Basic Law as a disguise for subversive activities

Voters wait in line during the “35-plus” primaries on July 11, 2020, held to select pro-democrat candidates for the since postponed Legislative Council elections in Hong Kong. Photo: EPA-EFE Voters wait in line during the “35-plus” primaries on July 11, 2020, held to select pro-democrat candidates for the since postponed Legislative Council elections in Hong Kong. Photo: EPA-EFE
Voters wait in line during the “35-plus” primaries on July 11, 2020, held to select pro-democrat candidates for the since postponed Legislative Council elections in Hong Kong. Photo: EPA-EFE
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Henry Litton

Henry Litton

Henry Litton is a retired Court of Final Appeal judge and author of "Is the Hong Kong Judiciary Sleepwalking to 2047?".