A thread by Labour MP Jess Phillips on the need to protect the independence of the judiciary which is currently being questioned by Boris Johnson’s government although the separation of powers has been at the heart of the UK Constitution since the Act of Settlement 1701. []

Last week’s dramatic return to Parliament saw the Conservatives fall to factional strife, losing 22 MPs over five days. Amber Rudd also announced her resignation in The Sunday Times. With the ‘Resistance Bill’ awaiting Royal Assent, the fuse is running short for the ‘natural party’ of government. []