After judges' Brexit block now your country really needs you: We MUST get out of the EU
TODAY this country faces a crisis as grave as anything since the dark days when Churchill vowed we would fight them on the beaches.
DAILY EXPRESS - PUBLISHED: 00:01, Fri, Nov 4, 2016 | UPDATED: 07:29, Fri, Nov 4, 2016
But this time the battle is in the courts and in Parliament – and it is vital that each of us makes our voice heard.
How we celebrated when the country voted to leave the EU. How we cheered when the Prime Minister stated categorically: “Brexit means Brexit.”
How we smiled when the Remain camp’s Project Fear was exposed as a tissue of lies. Today the mood is sombre and dark as the implications of yesterday’s High Court ruling sink in.
EU ruling on Article 50 is 'an affront to British people'. Truly, November 3, 2016, was the day democracy died. But it is not in the British nature to take injustice lying down – more than ever, your country needs you to fight for its freedom.
We must leave the EU. Otherwise what was the point of having the referendum?
Ordinary people clearly do not trust MPs of any party to make this momentous decision on their behalf, which is why on June 23 there was a popular revolt against the elitists who deem we are too stupid to know what’s best for us.
Theresa May will not be allowed to trigger Article 50 without permission of parliament
Now, with no hint of irony, some of the highest legal minds in the land decide to hand back to that Westminster cabal the very power the people believe they should not be trusted with.
It is a plot too improbable even for a Franz Kafka novel. Equally disturbing is the way the campaign to overturn the popular will, gleefully reported by the BBC and the Left-wing media – you could almost hear their champagne corks popping yesterday – has been led by a woman who makes no secret of her bias towards all things European but who tries to cloak it in the pretence that she is acting for the greater good of the British constitution.
Ordinary people clearly do not trust MPs of any party to make this momentous decision
When Gina Miller heard the Brexit result in June she said she felt physically sick. Now she knows how millions of stomachs reacted yesterday when the Guyana-born former model succeeded in convincing the courts that the votes of 17,410,742 British people in the referendum do not count.
The High Court has ruled that because of the British constitution the decision on whether we trigger our departure from the EU can only be taken by MPs – not by a government carrying out the will of the people.
This actually means that not only the 17 million Brexit votes are worthless but that the 16 million Remain votes count for nothing too.
This is more than just a slap in the face for almost 34 million voters. It is a shattering blow for the cherished concept that the ballot box reigns supreme, that the people decide how their country should be run.
This is more than just a slap in the face for almost 34 million voters
How disgraceful that when our Parliament was being stripped of its sovereignty by a succession of treaties, all of which ceded more and more power to the EU, we heard not one squeak of protest about our constitutional rights from those who now make so much noise.
It is only when we try at last to take back the power to govern ourselves, make our own laws and control our own borders that the protests spring up.
Nor have the courts ever expressed concern about UK powers being handed to the EU – only when the flow is about to be reversed does the judiciary step in.
Where were the self-styled champions of British sovereignty when the Mother of Parliaments was being forcibly sterilised by the European Communities Act and then politically raped by the treaties of Maastricht, Dublin and Lisbon?
Who is Gina Miller?
Gina Miller is leading the challenge that has blocked Theresa May triggering Article 50 without the consent of Parliament, take a look back at Miller's background. Born in Guyana, she grew up in Britain and is now based in London where she works for SCM Private, the firm she co-founded in 2014. After a short spell working as a model, she began her career in 1990, working as a marketing and event manager for BMW. The 51-year-old launched SCM Private with her husband in 2009, where she continues to work today. Gina Miller speaks after the High Court decides that the Prime Minister cannot trigger Brexit without the approval of the MP's . Ms Miller is the investment manager and philanthropist who is leading the so-called “People’s Challenge” against Brexit.
Just imagine for a moment an alternative world in which Remain won the referendum. The sheer outrage – from the very same people celebrating yesterday’s High Court decision – that would have greeted a legal challenge mounted by Brexiteers does not bear thinking about.
In all likelihood such a case would have been laughed out of court. Like the Government, the Daily Express believes the High Court is fundamentally wrong in its ruling that executive powers – known historically as the royal prerogative – cannot be used to trigger Article 50 and start the Brexit clock.
Our constitution, based on centuries of precedent, is clear that the royal prerogative can be used over matters of foreign policy.
What matter of foreign policy could be more crucial than the timing of our departure from the EU?
A government does not need to get the approval of MPs before declaring war on a foreign aggressor – so why should it need their approval before declaring independence from the dictatorship of a foreign bureaucracy?
We fully support the Government’s view that Parliament itself has left powers to withdraw from international treaties in the hands of the Crown, to be exercised by ministers through the royal prerogative, even if that affects the rights British citizens have gained through EU membership.
Ms Miller would have you believe that she took court action against Brexit for reasons of process, not politics. Compare that claim on the steps of the High Court yesterday to her ultra-political view of the referendum result a few months back: “I don’t think people know the ramifications of this, of what’s happened, and I felt really sorry that people had been tricked and fooled.”
Who’s tricking and fooling whom? Further evidence of her antipathy towards the way 17 million people put their country’s interests first can be seen in this statement from her:
“We must not underestimate or forget the anger in Europe about our vote... they’re very angry that we’ve had this relationship yet we still threaten the union.”
This is the woman who has anointed herself the savior of all that’s British. A woman who believes we owe it to Europe not to rock the boat.
But she would, wouldn’t she? As a fabulously wealthy investment manager in the City, she and her husband have millions at stake.
The sharp rise in the pound after her High Court success will certainly not have caused her any discomfort even if it made our exports less competitive.
It was when the hedge fund fat cats and the bankers plunged headlong into the mire to support George Osborne’s Project Fear that ordinary people decided they could hold their noses no longer and voted in the referendum for a breath of fresh air.
But Ukip leader Nigel Farage is right. As he says, these out-of-touch elites “have no idea the level of public anger they will provoke” if they frustrate the Brexit process.
So what can be done? The Government is taking its case to the Supreme Court next month to ask for the High Court ruling to be overturned.
If it fails and an Act of Parliament is needed before Brexit can start, the Remainers in the Commons will have a field day tabling crippling amendments that will make a mockery of the referendum result.