Societal collapse is often caused by a systemic undermining of the rule of law. In England and Wales, the threat of collapse has been simmering over the last year but covid-19 has exposed the danger for what it truly is.

Let’s rewind a little. It is the government’s fundamental duty to maintain the rule of law. When this principle is no longer respected by government, society starts to collapse. 

When government openly admits that a proposed bill will break international law but simultaneously urges other countries to follow international law, we know trust in government will dissipate.

When both the Bar Council and the Law Society have no choice but to acknowledge that the rule of law is under threat a...

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