As broadcaster Michael Crick has correctly pointed out, UK media gives huge amounts of coverage to US Supreme Court appointments but virtually ignores appointments to the UK Supreme Court. Thankfully in most situations, British judges have resisted the kind of judicial activism which has taken lawmaking away from democratically-elected bodies in the USA.
Yet we have recently seen just how influential the Supreme Court can be. Once we leave the European Union British Law will once again become the highest law in the land and our Supreme Court will truly become Supreme.
A fair and impartial judiciary must be the cornerstone of our legal system, now more than ever.
Jonathan Arnott MEP
UKIP, North East