Magazine
Latest Issue

The House of Lords should remind the government that the rule of law is not negotiable

Trust, not Trumpism, is what the UK needs

By Murray Hunt  

Photo: Matt Crossick/Matt Crossick/Empics Entertainment

This week will see parliamentary history being made. The House of Lords will consider a motion tabled by a former lord chief justice, Igor Judge, regretting that the government’s controversial UK Internal Market Bill “contains provisions which, if enacted, would undermine the rule of law and damage the reputation of the United Kingdom.”

For a former head of the judiciary in England and Wales to take such a rare parliamentary step on a flagship piece of economic legislation is significant…

Register today to continue reading

You’ve hit your limit of three articles in the last 30 days. To get seven more, simply enter your email address below.

You’ll also receive our free e-book Prospect’s Top Thinkers 2020 and our newsletter with the best new writing on politics, economics, literature and the arts.

Prospect may process your personal information for our legitimate business purposes, to provide you with newsletters, subscription offers and other relevant information.

Click here to learn more about these purposes and how we use your data. You will be able to opt-out of further contact on the next page and in all our communications.

We want to hear what you think about this article. Submit a letter to letters@prospect-magazine.co.uk

More From Prospect