The Lord Chancellor waited nearly 48 hours before responding to backlash against the High Court Brexit ruling [Image: Getty].

It isn’t all plain sailing for the Tories, you know. What do we think of this?

Cabinet ministers are reportedly urging Theresa May to sack Liz Truss from her role as Lord Chancellor after a series of embarrassing mistakes.

The change could see the Ministry of Justice broken up and the role of Lord Chancellor and Justice Secretary split between two different ministers.

Ms Truss currently performs both jobs but her performance has been heavily criticised by senior members of the UK judiciary.

She was condemned for failing to defend high court judges after they were attacked in the right-wing press for ruling that Parliament should be given a say on Brexit. Lord Thomas, the Lord Chief Justice, called Ms Truss’ response “constitutionally, absolutely wrong”.

Ms Truss was contradicted by Britain’s most senior judge last month after the Justice Secretary announced plans to “bring forward” new rules allowing pre-recorded cross-examination evidence to be used in cases relating to sexual offences.

Source: Justice Secretary Liz Truss ‘could be stripped of Lord Chancellor role’ after series of mishaps

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