It was promised “in our first year”. Instead, there will be mini-commissions, and a push to reform a Government bugbear: judicial review.
Worse, its judgement has knock-on implications for the effectiveness of government. Urgent corrective legislation is needed.
At the heart of the Rutnam row is its reservations not only about how the post-Brexit journey is being negotiated, but about taking it in the first place.
The Government seems to be gearing up for a big fight over human rights laws in the wake of the Streatham terror attack.
He will remember Lady Hale and her swipe over “girly swots”. More pertinently, he will have in mind the court’s constitutionally illterate decision over prorogation.
In justifying their defence of Austria’s ‘blasphemy law’, its judges seem to be not just expanding but changing the relevant protections in the Convention.
Siblings who have lived together for many years should be entitled to the same rights and protections.
The veteran LGBT campaigner says the former Prime Minister’s aides “were terrified I might try and kiss him, or superglue myself to the Cabinet table”.
Noel Malcolm warns that the European Court of Human Rights has become a threat to democracy.
Given its majority and manifesto, the Government cannot take on both delivering Brexit and quitting the court. But it must stand fast against the Charter of Fundamental Rights.
Ulster citizens deserve the same marriage rights as their fellow Britons. But a recent bid to secure them through the courts was wrong.
Thousands of inmates could become a significant proportion of the electorate in particular local wards.
Willingness to leave the EU with no deal, but to pay for specific programmes, is popular. Intervention in businesses and the economy is not.
But that doesn’t mean that she can afford to try to run this election on a timid manifesto. This remains the party’s best chance to win a mandate for tough choices.
There are good reasons for placing all this in the “too difficult” box. But if Brexit was about anything, it was about sovereignty.