So it appears a great betrayal is under way. Today’s court ruling means that MPs, the overwhelming majority of whom campaigned for the UK to stay in the EU and want us to remain as attached as possible, will now have a vote on the Article 50 process. The power of the Prime Minister to act on the mandate given by 17.4 million voters has been snatched away. Not at the ballot box, but in the courts.
There is now huge anger from those who went out on June 23 and voted to change our political system. They feel that their views are being totally ignored and their verdict thwarted by a rich elite who took the case to court, where unelected judges have struck a blow against Brexit.
Nigel Farage has warned fellow politicians that any attempt to block or delay Britain’s exit from the European Union will be met with untold anger from the public.
In a statement released after the historic High Court ruling on Article 50 the interim Ukip leader said he fears a Brexit “betrayal” is on the horizon.
The judges ruled that the government doesn’t have the power to trigger two-year exit process Article 50 without a vote by MPs. …
“I now fear that every attempt will be made to block or delay the triggering of Article 50. If this is so, they have no idea of the level of public anger they will provoke.”
Ukip millionaire donor Arron Banks accused the “legal establishment” of “declaring war on British democracy. Parliament voted six-to-one in favour of letting the people decide. They didn’t get the answer they wanted, and now they’re going to use every dirty trick in the book to try to sabotage, delay or water down Brexit.”
Mr Farage suggested that he could return as leader in 2019 “if Brexit hasn’t been delivered” raising hopes that he will change his mind about quitting frontline British politics.
Mr Farage is currently interim leader following the shock resignation of his successor Diane James just 18 days after being elected as his successor but plans to “take his life back” and spend time helping other exit movements across Europe.
hat-tip Stephen Neil and Matthew