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The government should keep its hands off the judiciary

We should not be sanguine about our own safeguards. My wish for 2020 is for a genuine commitment to uphold the Rule of Law

By Helena Kennedy  

The less government interference in our judiciary the better, says Kennedy. Photo: Isabel Infantes/EMPICS Entertainment

My heart sank when Geoffrey Cox, the Attorney General, declaimed in his pantomime tones that something had to be done about the Supreme Court. He had not liked the judgment the court had made against the government on its decision to prorogue parliament. The appointment of senior judges should in future be subject to scrutiny by politicians, he bellowed.

He seemed to have forgotten that an attorney general is supposed to act not just for his party…

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