The divine right of parliament to overturn the will of the people

“Brexit campaigners have raised the prospect of an “appalling” subversion of the will of the British people by judges following the historic vote on June 23 to quit the EU.”

According to the divine right of this woman below and others. In opening the page to this article:


Crucial day for EU exit: Judges to rule TODAY on pivotal legal challenge from Remoaners

… I could hear the woman saying this is a fundamental question of the constitutional right of parliament to determine something like Brexit. She left out of course, the pesky little point that 17.4 million people, 52% of the voters, had made a clear statement, acknowledged as such by May, though she’s done precious little to implement the people’s will.

It’s not a fundamental clash in the least, it’s not in the least dispute – the people’s vote prevails, parliament has the right only in that context.  But the lawless have tried to make out parliament can override the people – sort of a divine right to govern.

Now, coming back to May, she has either:

  1.  A conservative’s demand that the will of the people be repsected, however much she does not like it;
  2.  A sly and clever stance of appearing to strongly support Brexit whilst slowing it and knowing this court challenge would overrrule her and: “What could I do, my hands are tied, bring me a bowl of water to wash my hands”.

Not good.

5 comments for “The divine right of parliament to overturn the will of the people

  1. microdave
    November 3, 2016 at 10:57 am

    According to the delightful David Attenborough

    “The British public is not ‘wise’ enough to have been given a say over Brexit”,

    Of course if little s***s like him had their way, so few of us “ordinary people” would be left that the elite would have total control…

  2. Mudplugger
    November 3, 2016 at 11:17 am

    If Mrs May were equipped with cojones rather than ovaries, she would call an immediate general election (with an opposition in turmoil) fought on the topic of Brexit.
    She’d walk in with a large majority. Then it is a manifesto commitment which could not be overturned in either House. And all in time for Article 50 before the 31st March deadline.

    What ya waiting for, Theresa ?

  3. Hereward Unbowed.
    November 3, 2016 at 12:56 pm

    So lets get this straight, the legislature makes the rules – not the judges, judges preside on the law they don’t make decisions based on their own prejudices – only Parliament can do that.

    Thus, Parliament deferred to the people and the referendum was offered, on June the 23rd the people answered in no uncertain terms – OUT.

    How is it that, now…….. the judges decide, are making the rules up and calling the shots……..Could it be………………… because…………………..OUT OF THE EU MEANS OUT OF THE ECHR/ECJ AND Turkey’s don’t vote for Christmas.

  4. Mr Angry
    November 3, 2016 at 8:28 pm

    Too bad that the PM will not take the lines of our “leaders” in the EUSSR Politburo. “If they say YES we go on. If they say NO we continue!”. That would have the remainers delightfully hoist by their own petard. The Eurocrats are meant to be leaders, and all we are doing is following their example…

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