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The alarming record of the new attorney general

Suella Braverman’s appointment adds another judicial sceptic to the government ranks

By Jake Richards  

New Attorney General Suella Braverman arrives in Downing Street. Photo: WIktor Szymanowicz/NurPhoto/PA Images

The news of Suella Braverman’s appointment as the new attorney general has been met with widespread derision. Apart from pompous mocking of her relative inexperience as a lawyer, her apparent membership of a Buddhist cult and links to bizarre media performances, there is legitimate concern regarding her attitudes towards the judiciary. Civil liberty groups have expressed alarm about government plans to stifle judicial review of government decisions. The genesis of this policy appears, inevitably, to be…

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