Nowhere has that been better illustrated than today’s headline from Rupe’s downmarket troops at the Super Soaraway Currant Bun, where deputy political editor Steve Hawkes has shown the world just why even the non-bullying Tom Newton Dunn is more clued up than he is. Hawkes claims that the repeal of the HRA has the backing of a judge. However, and here we encounter a significantly sized however, it’s not that kind of judge.
One, Lord Judge is indeed a judge, but in surname only. He has, shall we say, significant previous when it comes to the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR). Typical of his interventions since resigning as Lord Chief Justice in September 2013 were comments creatively reinterpreted by the Daily Mail which told that the ECHR “should not impose rulings on the UK”. But the ECHR does not impose rulings on the UK.