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How to restore trust? A suggestion for the new Constitution, Democracy and Rights Commission

The body should reaffirm long-standing democratic principles like the independence of the judiciary

By Helen Mountfield  

Justices of the Supreme Court walk to Westminster Abbey to attend their annual service. Photo: Justices of the Supreme Court walk to the Westminster Abbey

“My ministers will promote the United Kingdom’s interests, including freedom of speech, human rights and the rule of law,” said the Queen in her speech on 19th December. She was speaking in the context of foreign policy. But it is good to know that the incoming government is committed to these fundamental values. The Queen also announced a Constitution, Democracy and Rights Commission “to develop proposals to restore trust in how our democracy operates.”

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