President of U.K. Supreme Court Lord Neuberger Speaks Of Media Attacks On The Judiciary
Feb 21, 2017 03:49 AM EST
President of U.K. Supreme Court Lord Neuberger of Abbotsbury speaks up his mind regarding the recent development in Brexit case. He said that the attack from media to the judiciary undermine the law.
Lord Neuberger made a firm comment in regard to the update of Brexit case, according to BBC. Following the court decision to disallow ministers to take further action on Brexit without the consent parliament, Daily Mail wrote in its front page in November last year, saying the courts and its three judges have become the enemies of the people.
Justice Minister who is also the Lord Chancellor Liz Truss is delighted to hear head of Supreme Court making such comment. Minister Truss said she was happy to hear such proactive comment from Lord Neuberger.
"It is right that everyone understands the importance of its independence and the rule of law in a free society," Minister Truss said. She was also criticized by the Daily Mail for not supporting independent judiciary.
In his remarks during interview with the BBC Radio 4 on Thursday, Feb. 17, Lord Neurbeger also slammed the politicians. According to The Guardian, he said the politicians should have been much quicker and clearer to speak to defend judiciary
The Supreme Court of the United Kingdom is the highest court of appeal under the English and Welsh law, along with the Northern Ireland law and Scottish civil law as well. The court was established as an effort to reform judicial system of the United Kingdom in 2005. The U.K. Supreme Court takes over the power previously held by Law Lord and some of the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council when it began to work in 2009.
Member of the Supreme Court is appointed by the British Monarch with the advise from Prime Minister. The Court is led by the Court President along with Deputy President that currently is held by Lord Neuberger of Abbotsbury and Baroness Hale of Richmond respectively.
Watch the report from the Wall Street Journal about the Supreme Court ruling on Brexit process that must be approved by Parliament below: