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Shock as court packed with fanatical establishment Remainers comes out for fanatical establishment Remain side — 3 Comments

  1. I worry if Parliament does revoke, the EU will accept only on the condition that Article 50 cannot be invoked again (plus they’ll probably push for the UK to sign up to the Euro and Schengen) locking us in for good. In that case, I propose the best option would be for England and Wales to scede from the UK…

  2. I don’t think this decision changes much, not with regard to Brexit. It changes an awful lot else within the UK Constitution, such as it is, as the Supreme Court are now the ultimate arbiters of political decisions within that constitutional framework. Its a massive power grab basically by the lawyers, as ever. I’m beginning to understand Shakespeare’s dictum about lawyers even better than ever…..

    However with regards to the actual Brexit issue, not much has changed. Parliament still has a remain majority, and the A50 extension Bill is still sat there, so they can’t really do much until Boris decides whether he’s going to comply or not. And given they were going to be back in time to deal with the outcome of that being there for another few weeks isn’t really going to make much odds. They’ve set their stall out weeks ago, they’ll have to wait to see whether their Bill does what they want it to or not. In the meantime Boris’s option are hardly changed, other than he can’t prorogue Parliament again, which I don’t think was on the cards anyway, though I guess had by some miracle the judges kept their noses out of politics he could have then used his power to prorogue Parliament until after the 31st Oct.

    Incidentally am I right in thinking that Lady Hale has made public speeches on the Brexit issue? That show where her political views lie?

  3. The whole problem is that the referendum was held in the safe knowledge that leave couldn’t possibly win. All of the wheeling and dealing since then has been about undoing the terrible mistake that was made in allowing the public a say on the matter of our EU membership. As far as I am concerned, since the result was announced, all of those remain MPs are wrong by definition. If they really couldn’t bring themselves to support the leave side the only honourable thing to do was to resign.

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