Nicholas O’Brien is right: sitting on one’s hands and then later complaining is no way to go.

And yes, it has always required and will continue to require moral courage. The system works if but only if judges, like politicians, like the police service and so forth, are challenged forensically.

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Good for the LCJ in telling barristers to stand up to judges who cross the line. These days many do not respond to the judge, but later complain of judicial bullying. In the past a courteous response combined with gentle mockery, or, irony was the norm

As to political statements on social media, the LCJ has passed her views on Tam Ikram to the Lord Chancellor. Perhaps no result until after the election.

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