The Supreme Court v Politicians

As I write the Supreme Court, with all of its eleven Lord Justices sitting, is listening to submissions about whether the proroguing of Parliament was lawful. The hearing which is expected to last for three days is being conducted politely, as is the custom of all court hearings in England and Wales, and not with the insults, innuendo and propaganda that has accompanied political debate in the past months.

Points are being argued firmly and politely. No one is claiming that the Prime Minister is a rogue or will act unlawfully. He is not being slandered in the Supreme Court. The lawyers concentrate on being accurate in their arguments. This is in stark contrast to the way that the politicians have behaved, particularly those opposing Brexit, some of whom have been quite disgraceful in the unrelenting slanders they have hurled.

I fully expect the Supreme Court, politely and without impugning the personality of any politician, to rule in favour of the Government’s proroguing of Parliament.