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They didn’t get a surge when the UK Internal Market Act passed and saw only a temporary one after their Supreme Court defeat. What about now?
Scotland under the Sturgeon is the highest-taxed and worst governed part of the UK. That’s the result of the SNP’s failure to square up to its responsibilities, rather than concentrating on their separatist fantasies.
With a referendum taken decisively off the table, there is now space to really take the fight to the SNP on their domestic record.
The Prime Minister portrayed himself as a sane, sober, consensual person who is hard at work improving people’s lives.
Also: the ERG fire a shot across the Government’s bows following press speculation that ministers could fold on ECJ oversight in Northern Ireland.
There is a deep tension between a democratic constitution and efforts to insulate rights from changes in public opinion.
It is trying to find ways to get away with violating its obligations. Not exactly in line with the image it attempts to paint of itself in the Brexit context.
The Court has simply made up its jurisdiction to provide interim relief. More specific to this case, it had no proper application before it.
The Judicial Review and Courts Act is a significant defeat for activists who want more interventions by the courts.
There is political and constitutional danger to creating the impression of major reform whilst delivering minimal change.
Elections, referenda and political fora are the appropriate settings for such debate, not the courts.
There is much to be said for incremental reform, but too much caution can tip over into a failure to act boldly.
However, the Dissolution and Calling of Parliament Bill must be strengthened.
And we’re all for a rebalancing – but Parliamentary government must mean Parliament in full, not just the executive.
The continuing failure of our law of public protest was made vivid again last week, when Amanda Kelly, a District Judge, found four members of Insulate Britain not guilty of the offence of wilful obstruction of the highway.