The government’s judicial review consultation
According to the Guardian:
[Cameron] said the government would make it harder for groups and individuals to challenge government decisions using judicial review. The time limit for bringing a case would be reduced, the cost would go up and the opportunities for appeal would be reduced, he said. Full details will be outlined in a Ministry of Justice consultation published soon.
I’m not entirely convinced by a consultation about a subject which the Prime Minister has already apparently taken a firm decision. However, I do look forward to the wording of the said MoJ consultation, which I imagine will run something like this:
The government has decided that the time limit for bringing a case for Judicial Review will be shorter, and it will cost more so that peasants are excluded from the law. We now wish to consult on this matter. However, the government has also decided that where consultations are not deemed necessary, then there should be none. We have therefore decided that we no longer wish to consult on the aforementioned matter, as the government has already decided. Please complete the attached non-conultation form attached, which we are bound by law ignore.