by Scott Creighton
The British Supreme Court has ruled that the Brexit vote held last year, June 2016, which simply asked “Should the United Kingdom remain a member of the European Union or leave the European Union?” was essentially meaningless other than serving as a sort of massive opinion poll. According to them by an 8 to 3 count, the United Kingdom cannot leave the European Union without a vote in Parliament first. In fact, the ruling says Theresa May cannot even begin talks with the EU about Britain’s exit without a vote.
“Parliament must vote on whether the government can start the Brexit process, the Supreme Court has ruled.
The judgement means Theresa May cannot begin talks with the EU until MPs and peers give their backing – although this is expected to happen in time for the government’s 31 March deadline.
But the court ruled the Scottish Parliament and Welsh and Northern Ireland assemblies did not need a say.
Brexit Secretary David Davis will make a statement to MPs later on Tuesday.
During the Supreme Court hearing, campaigners argued that denying the UK Parliament a vote was undemocratic.” BBC
The British parliament is about as corrupt as the American congress. Maybe more so. I don’t know how anything could be more corrupt, but I guess it’s possible. What’s interesting is the fact that their Supreme Court decided that taking the will of the people and acting upon that would be “undemocratic”
It’s an interesting definition of the term they use I suppose. Perhaps it’s something akin to all those “democracies” we install, promote and prop-up in other countries across the globe.
Lead plaintiff Gina Miller said that only parliament was sovereign and that the MPs would bring their “experience” to the table and help shape the Article 50 negotiations. She said it wasn’t a victory for her, but rather for the constitution. That’s funny isn’t it because the SC justices argued that they couldn’t do it because it violated the laws of the EU, not Britain.
This will significantly kneecap the Brexit process. Some are even calling for another referendum after Parliament drags out the negotiation process as long as they can. That will give ’em a chance to steal that vote like I’m sure they wish they stole it back in June.
“The SNP responded to the ruling by saying it would table 50 “serious and substantive” amendments.
Labour said it too would seek to amend the bill but would not “frustrate” the Brexit process.” BBC
How long do you think it will take Parliament to debate and agree on 50+ “serious” amendments to the bill? Could take a while don’t you think?
Hell, the UK’s leaving the EU might be scrapped altogether according to some:
“Events in the Lords – where the government does not have a working majority and there are 178 non-affiliated cross-bench peers – could be more unpredictable. Mark D’Arcy says there are murmurings of an organised attempt to resist Article 50 and a “doomed last stand” by diehard Remainers.” BBC
Though they don’t think it is “likely” at this time, who knows what reforms will take place between now and the eventual Article 50 vote in Parliament. Anything could happen.
This decision just adds to the bureaucracy of the process which will slow it down considerably and allow for various corporate interests to use their considerable influence on the MPs they own to cripple the exit plans or derail them completely.
Prime Minister May’s efforts to move forward with Brexit have garnered her some rather harsh, conspiracy-ladened criticism of late.
Nick Clegg seems to think by following the will of the British people, the Prime Minister is doing the bidding of dirty protectionists like President Trump and Vladamir Putin.
Speaking ahead of the Prime Minister’s talks with Donald Trump in Washington on Friday, Mr Clegg will name the new US president as part of an “axis of aggressive nationalism” stretching from the White House to the Kremlin and taking in hardline Brexiteers in the UK and populist parties in countries across Europe.” The Independent
God help the Queen and the blessed European Union of Undemocratic Technocratic Control if the damn “populist parties” across Europe start acting on the will of the unwashed masses. Chaos could ensue and we all know how much Big Banking and Big Business prefer “stability” to chaos.
Cute isn’t it? Equating following the will of the people to the threat of the Red Menace?
The ruling is really much ado about nothing in terms of giving Parliament a say in the matter of Brexit. May said last week that whatever deal they strike with the EU would be put to both houses of Parliament for a vote. Of course she also said that Britain would leave the single market of the union, which may be something that the globalist banksters from London wish to have their houseboys in Commons and Lords put a nix on before she can even negotiate.
Theresa May made the following statement through a spokesperson today:
“The British people voted to leave the EU, and the government will deliver on their verdict – triggering Article 50, as planned, by the end of March. Today’s ruling does nothing to change that.”
“It’s important to remember that Parliament backed the referendum by a margin of six to one and has already indicated its support for getting on with the process of exit to the timetable we have set out.”
“We respect the Supreme Court’s decision, and will set out our next steps to parliament shortly.” Prime Minster May
We will see, but I disagree with the prime minister. Today’s ruling will have an effect on the process if not the outcome itself.
May finds herself in a difficult position and doesn’t wish to invoke the clause that stipulates there must be new elections if the Brexit referendum is not honored by the British government. She doesn’t want to be the known as the British Prime Minister who served the shortest amount of time in office because she defied the democratic process. That also explains that 6 to 1 vote in Parliament as well.
We will see how it goes but the phrase “delay and destroy” seems to apply here in my opinion. God only knows what great war may develop between now and Exit time that would force the Brits to remain a unified block with Europe. And by “God” I mean the masters of the universe of course.