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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.
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.
Matt Kilcoyne: The Conservative manifesto. Wooing Labour heartlands with socialist policy is a doomed strategy.
The first piece of a series this week about what the Conservative Manifesto should look like.
A feminist account declares that judges “decide our laws”. There is no mention of parliament.
The place to put these proposals to the test is at a general election, not in a Parliament apparently determined to do little other than delay Brexit.
Our arrangements have served us well for centuries. But the current situation reveals that it is in need of a tidy-up to restore its effectiveness and standing.
The Moggcast. “The Government will obey the law, but it’s not necessarily entirely clear precisely what the law is.”
Rees-Mogg suggests Conservatives will prefer restoring the Law Lords to judicial hearings. And says Watson faces “very serious questions”.
Sarah Ingham: The proper place to call the government to account is not the courts, but the ballot box
MPs should be ever-ready to assert the rights of Parliament over the Executive. But they should not be outsourcing the voters’ job to judges.
Plus: The far left really has captured Labour’s conference; too many Conservatives misunderstand the Supreme Court; and my conference agenda.
Its verdict fundamentally misunderstands Parliamentary Sovereignty – thus raising big questions about the future of the judiciary and the stability of our constitution.
There was a drilled, demeaning feel to the burst of clapping with which his backbenchers greeted him.
Andrew Gimson’s Commons sketch: The Attorney-General thunders against the turkeys – and warns them that Christmas is coming
Cox fulminated against Opposition MPs for being frightened of voting for a general election.
Common law demands we pretend even the most surprising decision has always been the case – but this is fuelling demands for retroactive justice.
Despite the Supreme Court ruling, he still has a fighting chance of gaining an election – and then winning it.