At this point, The Secret Barrister also pitched in, concluding “It looks as if Home Secretary Priti Patel has been encouraging or permitting civil servants to attempt to influence independent judicial decisions. A public comment from the Lord Chancellor [Robert Buckland] on the rule of law and judicial independence would be welcome”. Quite.And once again - as with the use of Government social media accounts to remotely rough up dissenting journalists, which I noted yesterday - there was a blatantly partisan and highly defensive intervention from the Home Office Twitter feed. “Completely untrue. The letter transparently explains our pandemic response including carefully reviewing cases. The Tribunal President said it was very helpful & informative”. Yeah, right.HERE) was accompanied by the observation “The Home Office has responded to my earlier tweet by claiming that I have said something ‘completely untrue’. I take defamatory attacks on my character seriously”. The Home Office got caught trying to nobble the judiciary. Now it might end up having to say sorry for lying about it. Awkward.