Gina Miller says that Boris Johnson is out to destroy democracy - just to get back at her.
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It seems that the anti-Brexit campaigner, Gina Miller, thinks that, post the General Election, Boris Johnson is set on destroying UK democracy - just to have a pop at her.
In an article for the Independent with the title "Boris Johnson is about to destroy our democracy – just because he wants to get back at me", Miller says that Boris is working to erode democracy.
You know, that same Boris that had to fight extremely hard to get MPs to vote to hold a general election, where he could put his case to the electorate in a proper democratic exercise; but Miller claims he "...is actually seeking a democratic mandate to devalue our democracy."
And she points to a section on page 48 of the Tory Manifesto, claiming that its words tell us all that we are about to have our human and democratic rights stripped from us.
In her piece she says that "... it's hard not to imagine Johnson was thinking about me and my two successful legal challenges" when he was formulating some of the words on that page in his manifesto.
The trouble for Gina Miller though, is that it doesn't matter how successful she was in the courts, Boris looks like he is set to win on Brexit anyway - and maybe that's more to the point here?
Anyway, what's her beef with that section of the Tory manifesto?
This section states the following:
"After Brexit we also need to look at the broader aspects of our constitution: the relationship between the Government, Parliament and the courts; the functioning of the Royal Prerogative; the role of the House of Lords; and access to justice for ordinary people.
"The ability of our security services to defend us against terrorism and organised crime is critical. We will update the Human Rights Act and administrative law to ensure that there is a proper balance between the rights of individuals, our vital national security and effective government.
"We will ensure that judicial review is available to protect the rights of the individuals against an overbearing state, while ensuring that it is not abused to conduct politics by another means or to create needless delays.
"In our first year we will set up a Constitution, Democracy & Rights Commission that will examine these issues in depth, and come up with proposals to restore trust in our institutions and in how our democracy operates."
And Gina Miller has pointed to this section and said that references to using the courts to 'conduct politics by other means' or 'create needless delays', shows that Boris somehow wants to strip out the powers of the judiciary.
And she also appears to read it as some sort of indicator that his government will widen the Royal Prerogative to diminish our rights - overlooking that under our constitution, the Royal prerogative can only be diminished and never broadened. The whole system here is designed to gradually take all the residual powers of the monarch into parliament.
In fact any such attempt to tinker with the Royal Prerogative would, I think, by definition reduce that prerogative.
And how can setting up a 'Constitution, Democracy & Rights Commission' to weigh up these matters be such a bad thing?
How can taking a close look at the relationship between parliament, government and the courts and access to justice for the people, be so hideous a thing to do?
And it made me laugh when she said:
"These sinister lines about seeking to redraw the relationship between the government, parliament and the courts show that for Johnson, nothing is now off limits – even if it threatens the way our country has been governed for centuries."
Completely ignoring the way that EU law has turned our political and legal system upside down in just two decades.