Boris Johnson: a prime minister acting above the law

“Wherever law ends, tyranny begins,” propounded John Locke in 1690. The idea was captured and adjusted to the needs of our modern constitutional democracy by Tom Bingham, a pioneer of conceiving justice as the “rule of law” (and the “greatest judge of his era”, as his obituary in the Guardian noted).

I wonder what this great proponent of judicial independence and the rule of law would make of this government’s utter disregard for both concepts…
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