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Avoiding a constitutional catastrophe
Lord Judge warns against the return of government by proclamation
A former lord chief justice said this week that the United Kingdom would face a “constitutional catastrophe” if governments were permitted to make laws without proper parliamentary scrutiny.
Lord Judge was giving the Selden Society Inns of Court annual history lecture at Middle Temple. He compared the events of 400 years ago with developments today, arguing that “government by proclamation has returned, insidiously, in disguise.
You can read my report and analysis of his lecture in today’s online Law Society Gazette.