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The House of Lords should remind the government that the rule of law is not negotiable

Trust, not Trumpism, is what the UK needs

By Murray Hunt  

Photo: Matt Crossick/Matt Crossick/Empics Entertainment

This week will see parliamentary history being made. The House of Lords will consider a motion tabled by a former lord chief justice, Igor Judge, regretting that the government’s controversial UK Internal Market Bill “contains provisions which, if enacted, would undermine the rule of law and damage the reputation of the United Kingdom.”

For a former head of the judiciary in England and Wales to take such a rare parliamentary step on a flagship piece of economic legislation is significant in…

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