This is the second of a three-part ConHome mini-series from Policy Exchange on the judges, public policy and the election.
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Richard Ekins: Judicial power and the election. Can the next Parliament reverse the rise of political litigation?
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.”
Interview: May – No, we’re not proposing leaving the ECHR. For the moment, we will look “at what else we can do”
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”.
Our survey and the manifesto. How party members ranked the policies – from Brexit to the energy price cap. Full list.
Willingness to leave the EU with no deal, but to pay for specific programmes, is popular. Intervention in businesses and the economy is not.
Over the last year, I’ve set out a number of policy ideas designed to appeal to lower middle class voters. Here are some of them.
Our survey and the manifesto. How party members ranked potential policies – from defence to HS2. Full list.
Keeping the triple lock third from bottom; scrapping the Human Rights Act fifth from top; an energy price cap fourth from bottom.
The Conservative manifesto. Our survey finds that Party members want more homes built – but don’t back energy price caps
Overall, grassroots priorities cut across the stereotype of Tory supporters and suggests that Mayite conservatism has a strong appeal to activists.
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 is plenty to dislike about the US system, but we’d do well to learn from it – if only to avoid travelling a similar road.
Expert input is essential to good government, but the abdication of political decisions to ‘impartial’ authorities is not. Let’s take back control.