It will uphold the election manifesto pledge to protect our service personnel against vexatious claims and the growing judicialization of warfare.
It was promised “in our first year”. Instead, there will be mini-commissions, and a push to reform a Government bugbear: judicial review.
The Court of Appeal’s judgement in the Begum case is a reminder of wider issues – and the pledge in last December’s manifesto.
The Government seems to be gearing up for a big fight over human rights laws in the wake of the Streatham terror attack.
The political has been captured by the legal. Decisions of an executive, legislative and democratic nature have been assumed by our courts.
New Labour’s project of divesting power from the Commons cannot be reversed unless MPs are prepared to take up those responsibilities again.
We argue that the civil service requires significant reform if it is to rise to the challenges facing our society and maximise the opportunities of Brexit.
This is the second of a three-part ConHome mini-series from Policy Exchange on the judges, public policy and the election.
This is the first of a three-part ConHome mini-series from Policy Exchange on the judges, public policy and the election.
A feminist account declares that judges “decide our laws”. There is no mention of parliament.
The armed forces do not wish to be above the law. The Human Rights Act has had unforeseen consequences, which have caused injustice.
It has secured an overwhelming dominance. Until or unless this changes, the Right may win elections – but to limited effect.
Faced with the real electoral threat of a nationalising, socialistic Labour Government, these principles should matter and be championed now more than ever.
“I become quite alarmed when the Prime Minister and others talk about changing our human rights legislation.”
But she confirms that Britain is leaving the ECJ’s jurisdiction, and says that there is a very clear choice on Thursday – between “me and Jeremy Corbyn”.