Britain's constitutional monarchy, as popularly imagined, requires that its hereditary royals not participate in government. The truth is not only that Prince Charles makes secretive efforts to influence policy, but that the details of it--in the form of "particularly frank" letters to politicans--cannot be published by the press. After a politician vetoed a court ruling that they be made public, the courts have ... agreed with him.
On Tuesday, the lord chief justice, accompanied by Lord Justice Davis and Mr Justice Globe, dismissed the challenge, finding that Grieve had acted in the public interest in a "proper and rational way". However, Judge said that the power of ministers under the FoI Act to issue a veto and override a decision reached by judges raised "troublesome concerns", particularly since even a ruling by the supreme court could be overridden.
Cute Britain: You can't undermine the perceived neutrality of his politics, because that would undermine the perception of his political neutrality.
Not so cute Britain: Judges reduced to mealy-mouthed wheedling about "troublesome" politicans vetoing their courts, in rulings that uphold their right to have done so.
Facebook today confirmed what has long been rumored: Donald Trump hosted a dinner which was not disclosed to the public in October 2019 with Mark Zuckerberg and Peter Thiel, at the White House.
Unsend, unsend, dammit.
As high winds, warm dry air, and extreme fire risk returns to areas of Northern and Central California today, Pacific Gas & Electric is again shutting off people’s electricity to reduce fire risk.
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