Sumption: I was never pushed out
New disclosures explain why former Supreme Court justice stood aside
Less than 25 years ago, senior members of the judiciary thought it was acceptable for judges to take part in party politics. Let me give you an example.
On the morning of Monday 27 January 1997, the home secretary tried to persuade the UK’s highest court that he, a politician, could behave as a judge. That afternoon, members of that court tried to persua…