No, Brextremists, Gina Miller isn’t trying to derail Brexit; she’s trying to restore democracy

Gina Miller.

This story is from rabid Brextremist site alt-politics, but seems to be mostly factual and reasonable in tone except at the end – and I advise you to visit the source article to see what I mean.

It seems Gina Miller has launched, which aims to force the Tory Government to allow a vote on all aspects of the final Brexit deal it negotiates with the EU.

To be honest, Ms Miller makes a strong case, and it was initially hard to understand why the alt-politics article was headed Gina Miller launches new campaign to derail Brexit. See what you think:

Remain campaigner Gina Miller, who launched the legal challenge forcing Theresa May to have a vote in parliament to trigger Article 50, has launched a new campaign named with the objective of forcing a vote on the final Brexit deal negotiated by the British Prime Minister and her team. She unveiled the new campaign in an interview with the Evening Standard yesterday.

Campaign2018’s strapline is “A good deal for Britain”, and urges that “the Brexit Bill be amended to allow Parliament a full vote on the outcome of the negotiations” rather than a simple yes or no. The site has 2,805 supporters since Monday.

Miller urges bodies unto the breach. “In the face of no opposition, whoever feels the need to be the voice of reason needs to speak up now,” she tells us. “Currently MPs are too weak to do that — so we must do it for them. If it doesn’t work, then we will try again with the Great Repeal Bill or try and get emergency legislation.”

The part that presumably caused the article’s author, ‘Westmonster Dave’, to start foaming at the mouth was in a letter to The Times. It said:

Parliament’s vote on any emerging settlement must also permit, if the terms are not in the national interest, amendment or extension of the negotiations, and to allow the country the option of an alternative relationship with the EU, including the possibility of membership.

Two years after the EU referendum, it is possible that we may know much more about how leaving will affect our daily lives – and it may well be that the evidence points to the UK being much worse-off, despite what supporters of Brexit have been led to believe.

If that proves to be the case, then why on Earth would anybody want to persist in what would amount to an act of national self-harm?

Source: Gina Miller Launches New Campaign To Derail BREXIT | ALT-POLITICS

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3 thoughts on “No, Brextremists, Gina Miller isn’t trying to derail Brexit; she’s trying to restore democracy

  1. Barry Davies

    well anyone who believes in democracy can see she is simply trying to do what the democratically deficient eu wants to do which is force another referendum, we didn’t get one after the first one to stay in what we were wrongly told was only trade deal in 1975 so perhaps we should wait another 43 years before having a second one on this vote to leave.

    1. Mike Sivier Post author

      How can you say it’s democratically deficient when she is asking for a vote – not another referendum, simply on the deal proposed to be made in the name of the people? Why shouldn’t the people’s representatives have a chance to discuss it?

  2. Zippi

    What are really interesting are the comments. When did we become a nation of intolerant, nasty and quite frankly un-British people? What happened to defending, to the death, the rights of those who have opinions of which we disagree to hold such opinions? What happened to the gentle Art of Persuasion through reasoned argument? What happened to listening to each other and respecting differences of opinion? What happened to agreeing to disagree?
    This is something that I have observed of the last several years; one striking example was during the Government’s campaign to change the definition of marriage. One could not simply disagree, one had to be an homophobe, a Christian fundamentalist, or a bigot. Why is it that, in this country (and maybe not just this country, perhaps the whole of the West, or anywhere within the reach of twitter) you are no longer entitled to hold an opinion, why you can’t just disagree; you have to be wrong?
    For years, people have been hurling insults at total strangers. Those who voted to leave are ignorant, didn’t do any research, are racist, xenophobic, stupid, uneducated etc. Those who voted to remain are whingers, sore losers, traitors. I don’t like what this country has become and no, it didn’t start with the E.U. referendum; this has been a long time in the making.

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