The fundamental mistake of the Brexiteers domestically is that they have mistaken a moral argument for a political one.
Posts Tagged: Supreme Court
The ruling makes it much less clear which side the Supreme Court will take on Tuesday – and drags the judiciary deeper into political controversy.
Lord Reed’s presidency will hopefully lead to a return to a humbler, more traditional approach to the balance between the judiciary and Parliament.
David Allen Green has painted an inaccurate and flattering picture of the circumstances in which John Bercow shattered precedent this week.
Also: possible breakthrough for devoscepticism as ‘Abolish the Assembly’ projected to win seats; and Scottish Tories embroiled in EU referendum row.
Profile: Gina Miller, Remain campaigner. Brave, quintessentially British – and “an absolute nightmare…impossible to work with”
This symbol to some of a self-righteous metropolitan elite is, in her way, a populist, who knows that her strength lies in reaching out to the people.
The idea that we park the difficult challenges for a few years, by remaining in the EU in all but name, is for the birds.
Also: Welsh Tory leadership hopefuls would put pacts with other parties to the membership; unionists turn on Robinson over united Ireland comments; and more.
Also: Sinn Fein defend senator’s ‘unionist’ credentials; Plaid bid to outlaw mockery of the Welsh language; and London and Edinburgh face Supreme Court showdown.
Also: Government to challenge devolved Brexit legislation in court; Dodds accuses Tusk of ‘bully-boy’ tactics over the border; and more.
Interview: Dominic Grieve. Brexit is an “unBritish” revolution – and how he will work to improve the EU Withdrawal Bill
The former Attorney-General also touches on Johnson and the £350 million – “a subject best parked” – and a definitive treatise on nymphomania.
Lady Hale offers ministers a double-edged sword when she suggests that they play a role in senior appointments to the bench.
The modern state is intended to restrain those who seek a monopoly on power. Such people naturally resent it when that system works.
Many of Brussels’ demands, including for continued oversight by the European Court, are quite simply preposterous.
The Supreme Court recently made it very clear that the courtesies built into devolution do not diminish the sovereignty of Parliament.