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Perverse

The Supreme Court has ruled effectively that in future, Prime Ministers must seek the approval of Gina Miller or someone like her for every major decision they make.

I didn’t vote for Ms Miller; nobody did. I didn’t vote for a single member of the Supreme Court. I didn’t vote for Boris either, but somewhere along the line I feel that I have been cheated.

Parliamentary democracy has just been shot in the head.

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  1. Pat Whitaker
    September 24, 2019 at 11:14 am

    That’s a bit over the top, Quintin. It says nothing like the Gina Millers or whoever has to be asked. What the judgement says is that Parliament decides. The Justices looked at the law, and only the law, first deciding whether they could, under the law, make a judgement. And that they did. It would not matter whether it was a Johnson, a Corbyn or or any other person – no one was above the law.

  2. September 24, 2019 at 12:16 pm

    I don’t think so, Pat. It’s a hugely dangerous precedent.

  3. Charles Gordon
    September 24, 2019 at 5:53 pm

    I think it just reinforces the fact that Parliament must act lawfully and is not above the Law. This is not a new fact, it has always been so.
    The fact that the Attorney General (who was consulted by the PM on the Law regarding this) advised the PM that it was lawful, but got it wrong, is where the error lies.
    However, so did the High Court get it wrong in its Judgement, and this should not therefore be an explosive issue (although many will try to make it so).
    Lawyers as well as Courts have always been open to challenge (ie apppeals) for the very reason that the Law is open to Interpretation and Precedent.
    That is the beauty of our Democracy, that it acts within the Law
    Democracy within the Law may have many faults but its still the best system there is.
    Parliament should now reconvene and the Merry- go Round’ of Brexit may then continuue (Ad infinitum!? – well Maybe)
    Am I Happy about this ongoing Saga? – Is Anybody??

  4. Fred in sunny Sydney
    September 24, 2019 at 10:13 pm

    I think the opposite is true Quintin, and that Prime Ministers, even sensible ones, must act within the law.

    • September 25, 2019 at 7:19 am

      Yes they must, but those who interpret it must do so also. They are there to interpret it, where it exists, when it does. I don’t believe they can make it up.

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