The president of the Supreme Court, Lord Neuberger, is to retire next summer. His deputy, Baroness Hale, was considered the favourite to succeed him. Until, that is, Lady Hale made an extraordinary comment in a lecture she delivered to law students this month in Kuala Lumpur.
A few days before, the High Court ruled that the government couldn’t use the royal prerogative to trigger Article 50 of the Lisbon treaty and start Britain’s exit from the EU.
In the ensuing uproar, the press accused the judges of throwing a spanner into the Brexit works by requiring the involvement of Remain-dominated MPs and peers.
The former lord chief justice, Lord Judge, was so irate at the lord chancellor, Liz Truss, over her perceived failure to defend…
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