This morning Britain’s High Court ruled that the government must consult the British Parliament before invoking Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, beginning Britain’s exit from the European Union.
The ruling is wrapped in irony. The irony of a High Court still subservient to Brussels demanding than an un-sovereign parliament, which Brexiteers wish to be sovereign, vote on whether that Court remains subservient or not, while we Leave campaigners fear the actions of the parliament we want to be sovereign.
Now the establishment is narrowing the path to Brexit, with the early 2017 timetable hanging in the balance. I believe we may be on the cusp of something we haven’t seen in our country in many decades: en masse direct action.
We know the anti-establishment side can do it. Remember the Iraq War protests, or the march against the fox hunting ban?
The government promised to implement the will of the people. And the very definition of a referendum is that it is a vote by the general public which has been referred to them for a “direct decision”.
Taken together, this would in the minds of most sane people be regarded as direct democratic action which therefore supersedes Parliament. For what is Parliament if not the representatives of the people? And if the people have been consulted directly, then why should Parliament opine?
Why should Parliamentarians, be they Commoners or Lords, be handed, ex post facto, a greater say in a direct referendum than the average voter?
This is why today’s ruling by Lord Chief Justice Lord Thomas, Sir Terence Etherton, and Lord Justice Sales is simply judicial activism of the worst kind.
Just when we thought that the west might stand a chance and have something to aspire to, the British people are given a slap in the face.
It doesn’t even phase these zombies that work for the EU’s bureaucrats that they will be the laughing stock of the entire world. Or that they are deliberately ignoring the will of their people. They want to remain in the EU for political and financial gain. The people’s will be damned.
I felt proud of the British people when they voted to leave the EU. To many conservative Americans, it appeared as though the British had their own revolution. A break away from an authoritarian ruler that wanted nothing more than to subvert the interests of the British people.
A business woman named Gina Miller brought the case forward. A South African woman. This proves that those born in their native country should be the ones to decide the fate of their own people. Not those who hold more loyalty to their ethnicity than their nationality. While nationalism is often shamed by those who want open borders and have no clue as to the devastation such immigration policies would bring, this situation provides evidence that when those entering the country don’t assimilate and don’t leave their own national loyalties behind, it holds back the very nation they live in.