Lord chancellor lacks power to defend the rule of law

By politicising the role, New Labour deprived Britain of an important democratic safeguard

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Jan 12, 2018

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Evan Price 4 months ago

Unintended consequences arising from Governments whose eyes are firmly
fixed on the immediate political advantage rather than the long term
effect of what they do are too often the result of hurried and ill
thought legislative action.  The politicisation of the role of Lord Chancellor, combined with the partial separation of powers involved in establishing the Supreme Court, has been followed, very sadly, by other acts of constitutional and legal folly - I believe that the declarations in two 2017 Acts of Parliament are further examples of this.