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2nd Day

Part of European Union (Withdrawal) Bill – in the House of Commons at 8:41 pm on 11th September 2017.

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Photo of Gavin Newlands Gavin Newlands Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Sport) 8:41 pm, 11th September 2017

My hon. Friend prays in aid Lord Judge, but it is fair to say that he is not the only senior magistrate to have problems with the Bill. Referring to clause 6, Lord Neuberger, the outgoing president of the Supreme Court, has said that if the Government

“doesn’t express clearly what the judges should do about decisions of the ECJ after Brexit, or indeed any other topic after Brexit, then the judges will simply have to do their best. But to blame the judges for…making the law when parliament has failed to do so would be unfair.”

He is right, is he not?