Tuesday 24 November 2020 / 11:22 AM Lord Falconer

Judges must be free to make decision independent of pressure – Lord Falconer

Lord Falconer, Labour’s Shadow Attorney General, commenting on the attempted political interference of Tory politicians to influence a judicial decision, said:

“There is not one rule for Tory MPs and another for everyone else when it comes to the courts.

“What goes on in court proceedings is public – and there is no special treatment for MPs. These Tory politicians should know better than trying to communicate with judges on House of Commons stationary in an attempt to put pressure on judges and should immediately apologise.

“Judges must be free to make their decisions independently of pressure or influence from anyone.”