At Last – A Justice Secretary who Believes in Justice – slightly_grumpy – My Telegraph

This is a short post because there just isn’t much to add.  Michael Gove recently was the education Secretary in Great Britain, and he got into a certain amount of trouble, mostly because he insisted on high standards.

He now has a new job: Justice Minister and Lord High Chancellor. He’s likely, I suspect to get into more trouble making statements like this:

The sealing of Magna Carta, the calling of the first Parliament by Simon de Montfort, the establishment of habeas corpus, the challenge to the operation of the Star Chamber in early Stuart times, the fight by Parliament against the Crown under Charles the First, the Glorious Revolution, the Bill of Rights, the judgement of Lord Mansfield that affirmed the air of England too pure for any slave to breathe, Catholic Emancipation, the removal of discrimination against Jewish citizens, universal suffrage, the principle of judicial review of the executive – all of these are acts which have contributed to making us who we are – a people bound by rules and guided by precedent who settle issues by debate in Parliament and argument in courts, and who afford equal protection to all and cherish liberty as a birthright. These historic acts are what constitute our nation – they are our constitution. And it is my duty, as Lord Chancellor, to safeguard the principles that underlie that constitution.

From: At Last – A Justice Secretary who Believes in Justice – slightly_grumpy – My Telegraph.

Wish we had a few like that in our Department of Justice, let alone as Attorney General, or even heaven forfend, on the Supreme Court.


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5 Responses to At Last – A Justice Secretary who Believes in Justice – slightly_grumpy – My Telegraph

  1. the unit says:

    I don’t know anything about how England swings (Roger Miller song).
    This little quote from the article linked…
    “Gove’s speech …..Lord Chancellor, he proved….”
    Ah yes, a speech proves. Maybe without teleprompter even.
    So he talks the talk, does he walk the walk?
    Don’t we have our own experience there?
    Keep us posted.
    As for our Supreme Court, “heaven forfend”…I’m afraid some have had something else in their cheek instead of tongue. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    • NEO says:

      Yeah, ain’t that the truth! 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  2. the unit says:

    P.S. Lord C looks a little like a young Ross Perot.
    And I see you on the eastern edge of a severe thunderstorm warning. Look out.

    Liked by 1 person

    • NEO says:

      Actually, he does. 🙂

      Always pay some attention out here, they can come up in a hurry, but go away the same way!

      Liked by 1 person

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