This evening the Telegraph has published an article in which they say that ministers will not be changing the rules on parliamentary privilege and that they will be publishing a review in which they recommend the rules remain as they have been since their inception in 1689.

There will also be a public consultation, which will run until the end of September, with a joint committee of peers and MPs who will also examine the issues in detail.

To our mind, this is good news for democracy, freedom of speech and the protection of society. It also means that injustices within the family justice system are less likely to be swept under the carpet. And whether John Hemming’s critics or the government like it or not, Mr Hemming has played a significant role in protecting the democratic principles that make Great Britain, great.