UK MPs hijack Brexit as they win power to block No Deal and call second referendum if Theresa May is defeated next week

UK MPs hijack Brexit as they win power to block No Deal and call second referendum if Theresa May is defeated next week, by Hugo Gye.

In a massive blow for the Prime Minister, MPs voted to hijack Brexit if her withdrawal agreement is defeated in the Commons — as is almost certain.

It means the Commons could order Mrs May to adopt a soft Brexit strategy — or even call a second referendum.

Europhile Tories teamed up with Labour to force the move through at the start of a five-day debate in Parliament which will end with a crunch vote next Tuesday. …

A top European court official declared that Britain could cancel Brexit in a win for Remainers.

Before the Brexit referendum, every UK household received a leaflet from the UK Government promising to implement whatever they chose:

Green shading added.

The promise:

This is your decision. The Government will implement what you decide.

Note well that the heading says “once in a generation decision”, not twice or thrice.

If people now lose faith in democracy, who can blame them?

If government breaks its obligation to protect its citizens and obey the will of elections, what obligations do people have to the government?