Typical Tories – they won’t keep their promise to test people in care homes, but they will keep one to stop us making a fuss about it.
I refer to the promise on page 48 of the Conservative Party’s 2019 election manifesto. You know the one: “We will ensure that judicial review is available to protect the rights of the individuals against an overbearing state, while ensuring that it is not abused to conduct politics by another means or to create needless delays.”
It seems reasonable but actually means: We will impose a Conservative dictatorship that the courts cannot stop from acting illegally.
A judicial review stopped Johnson’s illegal prorogation of Parliament last autumn and showed the nation what a rancid liar he is.
It was the judiciary that stopped the unlawful prorogation of Parliament last year… The “government” is now seeking to curb such judicial review, which is a step towards authoritarianism. 😠✊🌹 #StopFascism #ToriesOut #ToriesKill #ToryCorruption #RussiaReport #crooks pic.twitter.com/NhfQD4UUBF
— Paddy Docherty 3.5% (@paddydocherty) July 27, 2020
Sadly, too many people were happier to believe a lot of lies about Jeremy Corbyn and voted him back into power last December with a whopping great 80-strong majority in the House of Commons.
So now he’s getting round to ensuring that the courts will not be allowed to examine his government’s decisions on the Covid-19 crisis, by opening an inquiry into court challenges against his decisions – headed by a former Tory minister who has already indicated he wants to gag the courts:
Here's Lord Faulks in February, urging legislation to "limit the courts’ incursion into political territory". He's already made up his mind on the issue to be examined by the "independent" review of administrative law that he's chairing.https://t.co/yNH1wt1d12
— Dinah Rose (@DinahRoseQC) July 31, 2020
Basically, he thinks a Tory government should be above the rule of law. The Nazis felt the same way about their government in Germany, I believe.
This Writer is willing to bet the judiciary will be tied up in all the red tape that David Cameron said he’d eliminate 10 years ago, by the time anyone gets around to an inquiry into what the Tories did during the Covid crisis.
Such an inquiry has already been demanded, by the way. Johnson said it wasn’t the time for that kind of investigation.
You see how this is working for him – and against the rest of us, and democracy?
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