TRUSS BACKING FOR JUDGES
LORD Chancellor Liz Truss delivered a staunch defence of the judiciary in the wake of the Government’s Supreme Court defeat on Brexit.
In a statement issued minutes after the judgment was handed down, she described the justices as “people of integrity and impartiality”.
Last year, Ms Truss came under fire over claims she had not spoken out quickly enough in defence of three High Court judges.
They had faced fierce criticism after ruling Parliament must be given a vote on triggering Brexit negotiations.
Responding to the Supreme Court judgment, Ms Truss said: “Our independent judiciary is the cornerstone of the rule of law and is vital to our constitution and our freedoms.
“The reputation of our judiciary is unrivalled the world over, and our Supreme Court justices are people of integrity and impartiality.
“While we may not always agree with judgments, it is a fundamental part of any thriving democracy that legal process is followed.
“The Government has been clear that it will respect the decision of the court.”