One can conceive of Ministers seeking an all-party public front, and Labour objecting to responsibility with no power.
Posts Tagged: Supreme Court
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.
Edward Faulks: The Supreme Court’s prorogation judgement unbalanced our constitution. MPs should make a correction.
For many lawyers and commentators, its ruling was an assertion of judicial power that cannot be justified by constitutional law or principle.
The former may have won a battle, but the latter will win the war. Diverse, inclusive, victimhood culture is the future.
New Labour’s project of divesting power from the Commons cannot be reversed unless MPs are prepared to take up those responsibilities again.
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.