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Why the Rule of Law matters

A government that undermines the rule of law is a contradiction

By David Allen Green  

Photo: WIktor Szymanowicz/NurPhoto/PA Images

A cabinet minister has, in the House of Commons, stated expressly that the government will deliberately break the law. That is a sentence that no person interested in law or in politics would ever expect to read, and not one that even someone as cynical as me ever expected to type. But it is true.

Because it was such an extraordinary moment it takes a little effort to explain why it matters.…

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