Registered On: September 7, 2015
Liam Fox on Radio 4 talking about parliament ‘giving powers to the courts’ today. Does he mean he’s against parliament passing laws for courts to enforce, which is the essence of democratic law? What populist and Trumpian nonsense.
Instead of finger wagging at liberals, maybe homegrown conservatives who care about a functioning democracy should have a little look at challenging their own side for once.
Democracy is meaningless without having a strong legal system which is not undermined by ideologues. There is a reason why Hitler, Stalin and so many other despots attacked the justice system upon gaining power. They realised that checks and balances from the rule of law could thwart their desires, often excused under the pretence that they stood for the will of the people.