Government must reflect on refusal to publish AG’s legal advice before referendums - Harris

Higher education minister was speaking in London after resounding rejection of proposed changes to the constitution

Simon Harris: ‘The scale of loss, the scale of the result last week, is of such significance that it merits more than knee-jerk responses.’

The government needs to consider its refusal to release advice from the attorney general ahead of last week’s referendums, Simon Harris has said.

The higher education minister was speaking in London following the resounding No votes on the family and care referendums to change the wording of the constitution.

"This is a moment for humility from all political parties, including my own,” Harris said, adding that the results of the vote were so significant it ...