Responding to the Lord Chancellor's comments on The Andrew Marr Show today that he would resign “If I see the rule of law being broken in a way that I find unacceptable", Liberal Democrat Justice Spokesperson Wera Hobhouse said:
"As Lord Chancellor, Robert Buckland swore an oath to respect the rule of law. It is utterly appalling to see him shrug his shoulders like this when the Conservative Government is preparing to break it. It seems that under Boris Johnson, accepting the rule of law has become optional.
"For the sake of the future of our country, Ministers must stop playing fast and loose with the rule of law. Far from protecting the national interest, Boris Johnson's Government seem content to see the UK's international reputation trashed.
“The Liberal Democrats will always fight to protect the rule of law here and abroad, and maintain the UK's proud record. We unequivocally condemn the reckless approach of this Government."