Can we trust the judiciary?
A LOVE LETTER TO THE LAW
Two conflicting charges have been laid against the judiciary: that they either act to block the will of the people or try and shape it. Do they? Late in 2019 judges prevented the British prime minister's proroguing of parliament by deciding that no such proroguing had taken place. Their decision was one of several that outraged some MPs and their constituents, as well as parts of the media that habitually accuse judges of seeking political outcomes that are either too left wing or too right wing. Joshua Rozenberg, presenter of the BBC's "Law in Action", weighs up the evidence in his book Enemies of the People?