There is much to be said for incremental reform, but too much caution can tip over into a failure to act boldly.
Posts Tagged: Judicial Review
And we’re all for a rebalancing – but Parliamentary government must mean Parliament in full, not just the executive.
Whatever your view of the specifics, should it be for a judge to decide what is “worthy of respect in a democratic society”?
Repeal will to restore politics – and the electorate – to its rightful place at the core of the United Kingdom’s constitution.
The Constitution, Democracy and Rights Commission pledged in the Conservative Manifesto is being quietly shelved
It was promised “in our first year”. Instead, there will be mini-commissions, and a push to reform a Government bugbear: judicial review.
The Government is poised to reverse the trend to competition rather than collaboration that has marked healthcare policy for 30 years.
“Take a method and try it. If it fails, admit it frankly and try another. But above all, try something.”
The big picture is that Johnson is dashing for growth. We devoutly hope it works but the precedents aren’t promising.
If governments are going to keep signing up to ‘legally-binding targets’, this sort of thing will continue to happen. Legislative indolence is the root of judicial power.
Suella Braverman: People we elect must take back control from people we don’t. Who include the judges.
The political has been captured by the legal. Decisions of an executive, legislative and democratic nature have been assumed by our courts.
What you may have missed about the Conservative Manifesto 5) Johnson has neither forgiven nor forgotten the Supreme Court
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.
Asserting the rights of Parliament over the EU is half the European mission. Asserting them over the ECHR is the other half.
Its verdict fundamentally misunderstands Parliamentary Sovereignty – thus raising big questions about the future of the judiciary and the stability of our constitution.
Remainer lawfare and Brexiteer backlash expose the judiciary to public and press scrutiny in unprecedented and possibly dangerous ways.
The improper expansion of judicial authority is hindering our military and intelligence services in the defence of the realm.
The second part of our mini-series on the growth of judicial power.