Catholics ought to stand up for our legal system

SIR – As Catholics, we should be concerned about the standard of our public debate. We should also be concerned to maintain respect for our public institutions.

The decision by the High Court on Article 50 was one of pure law and was based on entirely orthodox constitutional and legal principles. The outcome was predictable.

Whether or not the Supreme Court agrees remains to be seen, but the attacks in some of Friday’s newspapers on some of our most senior judges were unjustified and should be unacceptable to us. Respect for the rule of law is fundamental to our culture and our way of life. It protects us all. It should not be undermined lightly.

Yours faithfully,

David O’Mahony (barrister)

London WC1

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