The Daily Telegraph
We don’t do politics, says head of Supreme Court
The head of Britain’s highest court has insisted judges “don’t do politics”, as he hit back at Government criticisms of “judicial activism”.
Challenged in a BBC interview over whether judges were meddling in politics, Lord Reed, the new Supreme Court president, said: “We don’t do politics. We do decide legal questions that have important political ramifications that can have important political consequences but the issue we decide is a strictly legal issue.”
He also said lawyers representing migrants in their asylum claims were not “activists”, as they were described in a Home Office video, but were simply doing their job.