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James Hellyer


It is right that accountable politicians rather than unelected judges should make the law. What this means is that politicians have to careful with the laws they draft. Judges ruled against imprisoning the Belmarsh detainees, not because they were inventing laws, but because the government was in breach of laws it had passed.

Selsdon Man

Well said James!

The problem in England arises from common law - it is developed through precedent and interpretation.

Dare I say that Scottish law, based upon Roman law, is better?

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