Joshua Rozenberg

Why judges ruled against the Rwanda plan

It’s unusual – not to say uncomfortable – for the most senior judge in England and Wales to be overruled by two of his colleagues. But that’s what happened this morning when the Court of Appeal stopped the government sending migrants to Rwanda. Lord Burnett of Maldon, the lord chief justice, agreed with the government.

Brexit in the balance

For once, a cliché is justified: the government’s appeal to the Supreme Court next week really will be a landmark case. The underlying issue could not be greater: the political future of the United Kingdom and its relationship with the European Union. The number of judges could not be greater either: 11 is the largest