Liz Truss Urged To Speak Out On Backlash Against Judiciary Following Article 50 Ruling

On Friday, Theresa May’s spokesman said that he does not think the judiciary is being undermined by extreme media coverage.

The Guardian reported the refused to condemn any of Friday’s front pages, despite widespread criticism of the coverage in a number of papers, including the Daily Mail, Daily Express, Sun and Daily Telegraph.

He said: “I don’t think the British judiciary is being undermined.

“I’m not commenting on newspaper coverage.”

The PM has been urged to speak out over the backlash,, which has been described as “chilling” and aking to “Robert Mugabe’s Zimbabwe”.

Tory MP and former attorney general Grieve told BBC Newsnight that he was “horrified” by the way some sections of the media covered the ruling, saying: “The judges did exactly what was asked of them.”

He also described attacks the judiciary as “chilling and outrageous” and “smacking of the fascist state”, according to the Press Association.

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