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Brexit: you can’t have it because Parliamentary sovereignty is corrupt

by | 5th, November 2016

Brexit continues to make news. The people voted. But to some they came up with the wrong response to the question. We now get Brexit is the hard or soft versions, whatever that means.

Writing in the Guardian, Polly Tonybee notes:

The ruling on article 50 is a huge opportunity. It would not be anti-democratic to try to stop what many other countries see as economic suicide.

It would not be undemocratic to prevent a democratic vote. Got it?

Stephen Phillips,Tory MP for Sleaford and North Hykeham, has stepped aside. In an open letter he writes:

The campaign to give parliament the right to determine our future relationship with the EU is not about reversing the referendum result. Nor is it about subverting the will of the British people, or having a second bite of the cherry. It’s about the sovereignty that I and others cherish, a sovereignty that resides principally in the House of Commons and in its ability, when given the opportunity, to inform and direct the government of the day.

And did you get that, peeps? Westminster gets to make the final decision on Brexit. Parliamentary sovereignty was earned the hard way to ensure the will of the people won the day. Parliament should not be bound by the rule of the monarch. Parliament should support and ensure the will of the people. If MPs now subvert the vote, what purpose do they serve?

Do you trust MPs, like Paul Flynn (Labour MP for Newport W), who opined, “The Brexit vote deserves the same respect as Boaty McBoatface…

The Brexit vote deserves the same respect as the vote which chose to name a state-of-the art ship Boaty McBoatface (it was named RRS Sir David Attenborough instead).

Ah, TV’s Voice of God, Sir David, who opined:

The veteran broadcaster, 90, said the decision about the future of the UK should have been left to MPs who could have voted on behalf of the electorate. Attenborough said allowing the public to vote on the monumental decision earlier this year has created a “mess”. In an interview with Emily Maitlis for Radio Times he said: “I mean, that’s why we’re in the mess we are with Brexit, is it not?

“Do we really want to live by this kind of referendum?”

Interesting times, indeed.



Posted: 5th, November 2016 | In: Politicians, Reviews Comment | TrackBack | Permalink