HH has a chequered history. In 2013 it was his comments on EU law which caused raised eyebrows. In 2014 in the matter of of Rochdale MBC v KW  EWCOP 45 settlement was reached before it went to the Appeal Court. In January last year he was thrown off a case for showing too much hostility to a gravely ill husband. Not content with that warning as to his conduct later that year he was removed from another case after the Appeal Court decided his “passionate view” of the law was “distorting” his judgement.
Of course it is not a simple everyday matter to remove a High Court Judge but as with the recent controversy over Mrs Justice Hogg and the child who was sent back to her "absolutely innocent father" only to die at his hands it does appear that giving somebody however knowledgeable, grand and eloquent a job virtually for life has its own problems where ego, self agrandisement and pride impinge upon the job description. Any factor real or perceived which brings justice into disrepute is a burden we should not carry. Surely it cannot be beyond the wit of man or Gove to think outside the box on this issue?