Rule of law

PM’s “misleading and dangerous” attack on lawyers undermines the rule of law

“It is misleading and dangerous for the prime minister to name-call lawyers who are doing their job and upholding the rule of law,” said I. Stephanie Boyce. This was in response to the prime minister’s attack on members of the legal profession challenging government plans to send asylum-seekers to Rwanda.

 

“Anyone at risk of such a life-changing order has a right to challenge its legality with the assistance of a lawyer, who has a duty to advise their client on their rights."

“Attacks like this, from the highest politician in the land, undermine the rule of law and can have real-life consequences.

“Britain's standing internationally is underpinned by our reputation for democracy, fair play and the independence of our legal system.

“We should all be proud that we live in a country where legal rights cannot be overridden without due process, and that we have legal professionals who serve the rule of law and keep the government accountable."

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