I thought you might like to know that an important new book about the constitutional crisis in Scotland (and elsewhere) was published last week and is now available on Amazon. As a parliamentarian, I am sure you will want to read it in order to understand the argument it puts and the important questions in raises. The book is called THE JUSTICE FACTORY and it is subtitled CAN THE RULE OF LAW SURVIVE IN 21ST CENTURY SCOTLAND?
I describes from actual interviews the sort of people who have served as judges
in Scotland since the turn of this century. They are the upholders of our law.
Part II describes threats to the rule of law which are emerging from the political
world. It is uncertain whether the judiciary will be allowed to retain the
institutional independence it has long enjoyed in order to withstand these political
I have written other acclaimed books about law and two successful ones about life in rural Scotland as seen from the deck of a yacht. The Justice Factory describes the history of the rule of law in Scotland, from its evolution in the seventeenth century to its crumbling foundations in modern times.
As I see it, the main threat to liberty in Scotland today is, as in many other countries, the desire to replace the rule OF law with rule BY law. That is the dream of authoritarians everywhere. This is the first book to examine the phenomenon at close range, yet in a historical context. It explains the creeping “democratic deficit” in Scotland and, by analogy, elsewhere.
The Foreword to The Justice Factory was written by Lord Hope of Craighead, ex-Deputy President of the UK Supreme Court, and the Introduction to Part II was contributed by Alan Page, Professor of Public Law at the University of Dundee, who is author of Constitutional Law of Scotland.
The Justice Factory is an authoritative work on an important subject. Can you afford not to be up to speed with the issues arising from the current crisis at the intersection of law and government?
You can order a copy through Amazon at this link: The Justice Factory (2020) on Amazon (or click on the picture left)
Thank you for your attention.
“Read this wonderful book” Ian Hamilton QC
“Arresting reading” Prof Adam Tompkins MSP