The above is from BBC Scotland today.
Lord Hope said a UK government document outlining its reasons for blocking the Scottish reforms was “devastating”.https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-scotland-politics-64315517
He doesn’t mention:
From Lewis Graham: Lessons from Lord Hope’s Diaries: judicial ideology and panel selection in 2020:
Any reader hoping to find grand exigencies on the nature of justice will be disappointed by the fact that Lord Hope’s Diaries are, by and large, a supremely mundane affair. In the fifth volume, his Lordship complains about a hen party “screeching and larking about” on his plane (p.279), balks at his colleagues’ rejection of morning dress (p.213) and is irritated by having to listen to Clive Anderson on the radio (p.313). The number of passages which detail the minutiae of various judicial ceremonies far outweighs the number which provide insight into how cases were decided or which concern the mechanics of judging.
Lord Hope is far less forthright about his own inclinations, although he does occasionally comment upon political matters. He shows no definitive loyalty to any single party, although he is deeply suspicious of the SNP (pp.309-310)https://ukconstitutionallaw.org/2020/06/18/lewis-graham-lessons-from-lord-hopes-diaries-judicial-ideology-and-panel-selection/