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Esteemed historian David Starkey has declared that the speech Lady Hale delivere

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Esteemed historian David Starkey has declared that the speech Lady Hale delivered ahead of the Supreme Court ruling appeared closer to one given at “hustings” rather than a judicial debate.
Speaking to LBC radio, Dr Starkey said:
 

 
“Not only did the language of the judgment verge on the political but it wasn’t verging, it was political. It is not for judges to rule on political truthfulness. We’ve already had a case thrown out that tried to reverse the result of the referendum on the claims of the leavers, that the £350m a week for the NHS were wrong.
The judges said then, sensibly, sorry political tactics are political tactics. It is not for the law to intervene on. Similarly, if you actually listen to the interventions at the Supreme Court, particularly one of the Scottish council, it was bizarre. It wasn’t a legal speech, it was a speech at hustings.
The Government was completely stupid to give a transparently false reason. I think Johnson has got much too much of a record of loose language to put it as mildly as possible and this just reinforces it.
The fact the judges thought ‘we’ll slap them down’. That is not judicial behaviour. This changes the way we are governed.
This changes the way we do politics. This changes the way in which we thought of ourselves as the English constitution is held up for admiration.
The events since the referendum have broken the English constitution. They have broken it, shattered in pieces like a noble statue which has been pushed over and deliberately broken.
It is an act of utter vandalism. And once it’s broken, I don’t think it can be put back together again. The last time we were in territory like this, it was settled by civil war.”
Dr Starkey then also insisted the British Government should not have defended the decision to shut down Parliament with a “transparently false reason” as he warned the Supreme Court ruling will change “the way we are governed.”

This is in reference to the belief that we now have an unelected judiciary that can quash political decisions if it sees fit.
 
 
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