‘[T]he statutory affirmation of the rule of law [in section 1 of the Constitutional Reform
Act 2005] as an existing constitutional principle … does have an important
consequence: that the judges … are not free to dismiss the rule of law as
meaningless verbiage, the jurisprudential equivalent of motherhood and apple pie,
even if they were inclined to do so.’
Professor Paul Craig, The Rule of Law (2005).
Evaluate the extent to which the UK Judiciary has demonstrated its willingness to
uphold the rule of law as against the Executive and the Legislature with reference to
the above quotation and relevant case law.