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Former Lord Chief Justice: tonight should have been a free vote 

Speaking to Prospect, Igor Judge also came out against a second referendum   

By Alex Dean  

Igor Judge during his time as Lord Chief Justice. Photo: Gareth Fuller/PA Archive/PA Images

This evening MPs will vote on Theresa May’s Brexit deal. The political and constitutional implications could not be more profound.  In an interview with Prospect Igor Judge, who was Lord Chief Justice from 2008 to 2013, weighed in on the fundamental questions thrown up by Brexit. Commenting on this evening’s ballot, Judge said he would have preferred a “free vote,” with party leaders permitting MPs to vote with their consciences, not whipped. “If you had a free vote then each…

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