Judge not, lest ye be smirched

Dear, oh dear! The poor old Daily Heil is receiving some right stick from the unelected liberal elite for having the temerity to suggest that judges should base their decisions on what 52% of the British public has been duped into thinking it wants, rather than on any spurious legal arguments.

When you think about it, though, getting judges to make their rulings in line with what the Daily Heil tells its readers to think is a brilliant suggestion. The UK is desperately short of judges. Indeed, as the Heil was quick to point out, we're so short of judges, we're having to resort to employing openly gay men to make up their numbers. It's political correctness gone mad! I can only assume this shortage of judges must be down to the UK's notoriously rigorous judging exams.

Which is why the Heil's suggestion is so brilliant, you see. If we base our legal decisions on what it says in the leader pages of the tabloids, we don't need to put judges through rigorous judging exams any more; we just issue them with a copy of today's Daily Heil and a rubber stamp. Easy-peasy!

What could possibly go wrong?

Daily Heil

The leader page of the Daily Heil on Friday.

3 thoughts on “Judge not, lest ye be smirched

  1. Apparently the foul rag is now mounting "A robust defence" (according to the Today programme) of its right to criticise judges. Quite right too: a bunch of journalists in the pay of the Heil will know so much more about that tricky legal stuff than the mere amateurs that sit as appeal court judges.

  2. What nobody seems to point out is that if the Government had wanted the Referendum to directly convey the power to leave the EU then they could have put that in the Referendum bill. They made it "advisory" and so need legislation to implement it. Where's the surprise in any of that?

    The decision has got nothing to do with the judges saying that we should stay. They are just pointing out that the Government is incompetent. Quelle surprise.

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