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British Rising Star Blasts Jackpot Justice

At a speech last night sponsored by RegularFolksUnited.com at the Army-Navy Club in DC, British Member of European Parliament Daniel Hannan wowed a crowd of conservative activists on multiple fronts. He spent a great deal of time using the British Health System's failures to argue against President Obama's plans for greater government involvement in US health care. Of interest to this blog, however, came when, in answering a question about how the British system handles lawsuits, he switched gears and said, effectively, that one of the few areas where Britain does it better (on health care and in general) is in its greater aversion to jackpot justice lawsuits. "I think your [health care] system could be improved if there were less litigation," he said.



Rafael Mangual
Project Manager,
Legal Policy

Manhattan Institute


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