About Lord Norton
Professor of Government at Hull University, and Member of the House of Lords
The High Court judgment in the Miller case, that notification under Article 50 of the TEU of the UK’s intention to leave the EU cannot be given under the royal prerogative, has attracted intense comment, some of it vituperative and directed at those who gave the judgment rather than the judgment itself. As I have already tweeted, if you believe (as I do) that the judgment is flawed, you should identify the flaws – not attack the judges. We are fortunate in the quality of our judiciary and the judges who gave the judgment are rightly among the most eminent.
I am not sure I shall add much to existing commentaries on the case, but here – for what they are worth – are my observations:
This situation could have been avoided. The fact that the case has arisen is in many respects the consequence of the rush to hold…
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