Boris on Court Reform

15 Jan

Guido has been keenly scooping stories on the Government’s constitutional plans, including an exclusive on the Tories’ plans to propose constitutional reforms in their manifesto, and most recently Boris’s plan to scrap the boundary review’s reduction of seats from 650 to 600. You’re either in front of Guido, or you’re behind… PMQs hinted at confirmation of […]

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Troubling and unnecessary: the problems of precedent in clause 26(1) in the Withdrawal Agreement Bill

14 Jan

The Withdrawal Agreement Bill includes a clause that gives ministers the power to make regulations with respect to the judicial treatment of retained EU case law after Brexit. James Lee (King’s College London) identifies four problems with this approach. The clause could easily be removed from the WAB with no impact on the government’s ability … Continued

Tories Prepare for Court and Boundary Reform

2 Jan

Following Guido being the first to reveal the Tories’ manifesto Supreme Court reform plans, while the manifesto ended up being as vague as expected (merely proposing a need to “look at the broader aspects of our constitution: the relationship between the Government, Parliament and the courts”), Guido can now reveal one specific being discussed is seeing […]

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Brexit has challenged the comfort and authority of the Establishment

24 Oct

I’ve always thought of the Establishment as a vague but useful description for the clusters at the top of the tree in politics and society: those who have the power to shape our ordinary lives rough hew them how we may; paternalist chaps and chappesses rather like the eighteenth century aristocracy, but a bit more […]

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Unlike the Government, the Brexit Party is arguing from a point of principle for a clean break Brexit

12 Oct

Sir John Major recently described the Conservatives as a “Brexit Party Tribute Band”. Ken Clarke pronounced the Conservative Party as “the Brexit Party rebadged”. On her way to the Lib Dems, Heidi Allen complained the Tories had “become Brexit Party Version 2”. Numerous commentators have pointed out that Boris Johnson and Dominic Cummings have shifted […]

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The legal way to exit the EU by 31st October is through a transition in the EEA

8 Oct

It is just possible as of today that by 17th/18th October at the European Council meeting, using perhaps even its well-tried mechanism of stopping the clock, an agreement on a EU-UK Withdrawal Agreement under Article 50 can be achieved and the UK leaves the EU on 31st October with Conservative, DUP, some Labour and Independent […]

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Courting politics

4 Oct

I don’t worry all that much about the rampant Remainers trying to get the courts to become political. They might regret it if the election result is a Labour government with no majority, but at the moment the legal profession is pleading poverty because of the legal aid cuts – so a new job on […]

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Baroness Hale Makes Digs at Boris in New Speech

4 Oct

This morning, the President of the Supreme Court, Baroness Hale – who 10 days ago ruled Boris’s prorogation unlawful – opened an education conference with the phrase “let’s hear it for the girly swots” as she stood in front of a presentation titled “Spider woman takes down Hulk: Viewers transfixed by judge’s brooch as ruling […]

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The pro-Remain establishment’s efforts to block Brexit have reached new heights this month

24 Sep

The last time I was invited on the TV to discuss Brexit matters was on the day Boris Johnson became Prime Minister. It was one of those itchy-chin discussion panels evenly balanced between pro- and anti-EU pundits. One of the other guests opined that the installation of Boris in Downing Street probably marked the “death […]

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How sad that British courts are becoming as politically predictable as the European Court of Justice

24 Sep

The Supreme Court has ruled that the prorogation of Parliament was illegal. That is now the law so the Government must, and will, obey it – like we obey Acts of Parliament. But just as we can criticise an Act of Parliament, we are entitled to criticise this judge-made law. The issue of prorogation itself […]

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