Can anyone explain to exactly why we held a referendum last June if we’re going to ignore it? And can anyone explain to me why the hell the courts are getting involved in frustrating a clear popular mandate?
This morning the High Court decided that the Prime Minister cannot invoke Article 50 without a vote in Parliament. But this is clearly nonsense because Parliament already had a vote when it passed the legislation to authorise a referendum, so other than the expectation that we would do what we were told and vote remain why the hell did they allow a referendum in the first place.
Clearly the courts are implicit in frustrating the democratically expressed will of the majority of the electorate. So why did they do it?
Well, call me suspicious but I’m just a little concerned that the chairman of the judges and the country’s most senior judge Lord Chief Justice Baron Thomas is a founder of the European Law Institute which aims to harmonise law across the EU. The cynical amongst us might suspect that this doesn’t exactly make him unbiased?
All this could have been avoided if the government had stopped pissing about and invoked Article 50 before all this got to court.
So putting all that aside, what next? The appeal goes to the Supreme Court in December. More taxpayers money flushed down the toilet. If May loses that then the next move will be a Commons vote in some form or other.
Will the Commons defy the will of the electorate? Frankly, I wouldn’t put it past them. They’re that arrogant, stupid and unaccountable. But if they do then expect an early General Election, probably next February.
And the most likely result would be to return a Conservative government with an increased majority.
So what’s the bloody point of all this pissing about and why the hell didn’t we just get on with it in the first place?…