Insulting judges takes us back to Germany in the 30s
Yesterdays disgraceful assault on the judges who decided in favour of Gina Miller & The People’s Challenge in the High Court was unprecedented in recent history.
This morning, the papers have more balance, perhaps realising that they came close to a pitchfork democracy. Brexit24 particularly liked this comment from Jerry Hayes, QC :
I am beginning to understand why Stephen Phillips has resigned. May must stop the rule of the mob. We don’t govern by pitchfork and noose
— Jerry Hayes (@jerryhayes1) 5 November 2016
“First they came for the migrants, and I said nothing, for I was not a migrant.
Then they came for the judges, and I said nothing…”
— David Schneider (@davidschneider) 4 November 2016
The judiciary is a pillar of our constitution. Allow faith in the judges to be eroded and that pillar is eroded at a huge cost to our freedoms.
The case of the missing Lord Chancellor
Extraordinary that the existing Lord Chancellor & Justice Secretary, Liz Truss, made no comment whatsover yesterday, provoking a flurry of Tweets like this one feigning concern for her safety.
— Nicholas Whithorn (@NickWhithorn) 4 November 2016
Lord Falconer ended his Guardian piece thus
So far Truss has been completely silent, no doubt waiting for guidance from a prime minister who appears so mesmerised by the fear of what the public may do or think that she is willing to throw constitutional propriety overboard.
Truss’s silence feeds the sense that the government is either hopeless at avoiding conflict or couldn’t care less about the constitution.