The Hairdresser Who Forced the High Court Case
A couple of days ago I read about an English hairdresser, who along with half a dozen cronies, has started a High Court case to make the Brexit vote by all citizens in the U.K. null and void. As I read it I could not believe that such a thing could happen considering it was a nationwide vote. After all, we are supposed to be a democracy!
Here is the basic text of what was written in the papers:
“A lawsuit brought by a hairdresser, an investment firm manager and a handful of other plaintiffs that demands Parliament hold a vote on whether to trigger Article 50 will be heard by the UK Supreme Court, according to Bloomberg.
The case is crucial because it sets out a legal path that could allow the House of Commons to ignore the result of the EU referendum.
The plaintiffs argue that an Article 50 request to leave the EU can only be triggered by a vote in Parliament, not the mere request of the prime minister. If the Supreme Court agrees, then the Article 50 request would be put to the House of Commons. It is not certain that Article 50 would get enough votes.
How The M.P’s Would Vote
As this chart from Morgan Stanley show, a large majority of MPs favour Remain. Many of them are likely to vote against Article 50.”
What this is saying in effect is that M.P’s must be able to vote on the motion of Brexit, and it seems that most of them are against it! Why? The people have spoken and they demand that we separate from the ‘United States of Europe’ for our own good.
I find it hard to believe that our M.P’s can overrule a nation wide vote on the future of our country. It’s preposterous!
If we stay in the Union and become part of the ‘United States of Europe’ run solely by Brussels we will have a single person, a hairdresser, to blame. Surely this goes against every rule of democracy in our country, and surely should not be tolerated. If the Supreme Court rules in her favour then the whole idea of Brexit will be in the hands of those in the Commons. That surely is not right when the people have voted to get out.
Does this mean that democracy is dead in our country, and that the people have no say whatsoever in how the country is run? We can but hope that the Judges in the Supreme Court file against this motion, for if they don’t, all hell will break loose!