It’s no secret that I voted for the UK to remain a full member of Europe but today’s ruling which brings an Article 50 MP’s vote even closer risk making a mockery of the entire UK political system.
Why? Because it undermines the will of the People.
The High Court has ruled that the Government does not have power to trigger Article 50 without parliamentary approval and a vote from MPs.
If an Article 50 MP’s vote goes ahead it will only service to discredit the House of Commons even further at a time when millions of people who have the right to vote, don’t.
Giving MP’s the right to potentially halt the UK’s exit from Europe could also antagonise many thousands of people who feel they are suffering financial hardship due to the current Government’s austerity measure. This has the potential to lead to unrest and a repeat of the 2011 England riots.
Despite the vote in favour of leaving the EU being a relatively slim majority, the fact remains that it was a two-horse race and the Brexitters won. That wasn’t what I wanted, but it’s completely wrong to allow an Article 50 vote for MP’s which could put a halt to decision which the majority of voters supported.
This High Court ruling could also trigger an early General Election and as much as I don’t support the Conservative Government I’m not sure the UK could handle another vote before the mess of Brexit has been cleaned up…