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The government is bent on constitutional destruction. We should remember Lord Bingham now more than ever

The late great judge, who died ten years ago, would not have stood idly by while Johnson and his gang dismantled our democratic safeguards

By Helena Kennedy   October 2020

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The government, still smarting from the prorogation saga last year, is threatening to “reform” the Supreme Court and intimidate judges, to deter them from making supposedly political decisions. It has already announced one review of how the courts work with a loaded remit, and run by a panel with limited relevant experience. This destructive path, followed in the name of patriotism and “taking back control,” reveals a failure to understand the Rule of Law.

What does that phrase, more mouthed than understood,…

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