Brexit high court ruling – some voices of sanity

The Royal Court of Justice in London, home of the high court.

The Royal Court of Justice in London, home of the high court.

Level heads have welcomed the High Court ruling that Parliament must trigger Article 50 of the Lisbon treaty and take the UK out of the EU – not Theresa May.

Richard Corbett, whose insight was invaluable to This Writer in the run-up to the EU referendum, had the following to offer:

I welcome the ruling of the High Court today which re-iterates the important constitutional fact that in the United Kingdom Parliament is sovereign.

As I have argued consistently, this is an existential issue for the future of our country and our future prosperity.

The consequences of a so-called ‘hard Brexit’ are not yet known, but are undoubtedly far more complex and less favourable than many of the leading Leave campaigners promised.

Foolishly rushing headlong towards this without open debate in our sovereign parliament, is profoundly undemocratic and dangerous.

An advisory referendum cannot circumvent normal legal and democratic procedures.

The Government has an opportunity to reflect, and argue its case in the Palace of Westminster, which is only right for a country that is a Parliamentary democracy.

Source: My response to Brexit High Court Ruling – Richard Corbett

Of course, many people – mostly those who voted ‘Leave’ – are saying the ruling is an attempt to hijack Brexit and betray the will of the people. Here’s David Lammy MP:

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8 thoughts on “Brexit high court ruling – some voices of sanity

    1. John

      ….. who is arrogant and sarcastic to boot. Now I know what they teach at Eton!

      I’ll give it time, but I thought this blog post would have been flooded with comments by now… quite surprised it isn’t….. yet!

      1. Mike Sivier Post author

        People aren’t sharing it for some reason known only to them.
        Perhaps sharing has gone out of fashion. We do live in Tory Britain, after all.

    2. NMac

      Spot on there “Joanna”. Trouble is he was a dangerous brainless moron who just happened to have a lot of dubiously inherited wealth.

  1. tom

    I am not a tory voter nor a ukip nor lib/dem.
    I just would like to make a point, Theresa May has choosen March for kicking off article 50 for good reasons, next year two very important elections will happen in France and in Germany and March is the best time to start debating with the EU about trade and tarifs specially that the two leaders want to be re-elected and the pressure imposed by Britain on free tarifs will help the entrepreneurs of these countries to put pressure on their leaders to facilitate a good trade as they want to sell their products to UK, therefore no need to show your hand before then.
    Just think like if it is a game of chess.
    For once i am with the tories on that because they’ll have a good hand to deal on trade as Hollande and Merkel will be more concentrated on their elections.

    1. Mike Sivier Post author

      Nobody is arguing about when Article 50 should be triggered.
      The high court ruling is about the fact that Parliament has sovereignty and must vote on the kind of exit from the EU that Mrs May wants.
      How do you know that she’ll do what’s best for the UK? Her party’s record shows it is far more likely to do what is best for itself.

  2. Lin Wren

    Cameron was & is a coward & traitor to us, however you voted his party & country. TM thought she could dictate terms to suit her & her wealthy & corporate cronies.

  3. yarmouthboy

    David Lammy’s comment is spot on. The Brexiteers bang on about “regaining our Sovreignty” without knowing what it means. When confronted with the reality of what it means, they cry “foul” and dissolve into a hissy fit accusing Parliamentarians of going against ” the will of the people” or more accurately 52% (not 100%) of the “people”.
    Meanwhile Cameron, the architect of this whole referendum fiasco, slithers away into the long grass.

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