What a day in politics.
With Lady Hale as the spokesman (spider broach very evident), the unanimous decision of the 11 supreme court judges was that the Prorogue was unlawful: “This court has … concluded that the prime minister’s advice to Her Majesty [ to suspend parliament] was unlawful, void and of no effect. This means that the order in council to which it led was also unlawful, void and of no effect should be quashed.”The prorogation was also void and of no effect. Parliament has not been prorogued.” “The court is bound to conclude, therefore, that the decision to advise Her Majesty to prorogue parliament was unlawful because it had the effect of frustrating or preventing the ability of parliament to carry out its constitutional functions without reasonable justification.”
Gina Miller courageously initiated and secured a momentous ruling at great risk to her person and her purse. But why was this action by a private individual the only means of securing “the absolute supremacy of parliament over the government or executive”?
Right at the end of the day Pelosi’s launched impeachment inquiry against Trump. As if all the cards were falling and we were back to fair justice.
All I notice driven by women. A good reflective article here
A few days later. The Daily Mail denounces the Rule of Law as… and Lady Hale as a bar-maid.
In Kinda Forest School we did spiders that day – quite a few of our group were surprisingly phobic. But Jack and Bo came with me to investigate.
Here’s the Greek myth of the spider – which Boris Johnson would be familiar with.
Arachne was a beautiful woman who had a great talent in weaving. She boosted that she had a greater talent than goddess Athena herself. Both a challenge and an offence to the supreme god, Athena took up the challenge and both created their works of art.
While Athena created a tapestry replete with scenes from the history of the gods, Arachne deliberately chose scenes that depicted the infidelities and amours of the gods.
Although Arachne had shown little respect for the gods by choosing a subject that made a mockery of the supreme deities of the Olympus, even Athena had to admit that her work was brilliant and flawless. That, however, was not enough.
Arachne, like many other foolish mortals, had dared to question the supremacy of the gods. She had, in her arrogance over her art, been blind to the consequences of challenging the gods.
In anger Athena destroyed Arachne’s tapestry and loom, and transformed Arachne into a spider proclaiming that Arachne and all her descendants would henceforth hang forever from threads and be skillful weavers.