Do not be surprised if you switch on your television on 25 December and find the traditional Christmas message to the nation being delivered by Lady Hale, president of the Supreme Court. Having expelled the Queen from her constitutional role, why should she not go the whole hog and take over her other functions too?

The decision handed down by the Supreme Court on 24 September 2019 was as revolutionary as any measure in 1688 and will be recognized as such by future historians. It is a longstanding convention that judges are not criticized for their decisions on the bench, since their impartiality is assumed and respected.