Today’s ruling (https://www.mail.com/int/news/uk/4724592-latest-eu-wont-comment-brexit-court-ruling.html#.1258-stage-hero1-1) by the High Court that the Crown (represented by Mrs May and others) cannot invoke Article 50 without Parliamentary approval was predicted by this organ in August this year.
You can reprise the details here: http://www.british-gazette.co.uk/2016/07/10/article-50-the-importance-of-delay/
And here: http://www.british-gazette.co.uk/2016/07/08/article-50-litigation-a-useful-delay/
Doubtless the government will appeal and this will have two inevitable consequences:
1. The invoking of Article 50 will be delayed further.
2. Because the LCJ heard the case, this will be appealed to the Supreme Court. Many lawyers will make even more money! Courtesy of YOU, the hard pressed taxpayer Dear Reader!
Rather than repeat the content of the previous articles today we will answer the statements of the following individuals, starting with the Lord Chief Justice, Lord Thomas of Cwmgiedd, who declared:
“The government does not have power under the Crown’s prerogative to give notice pursuant to Article 50 for the UK to withdraw from the European Union.”
British Gazette comment: We agree, but bear in mind that the courts should NOT have allowed ministers of the Crown to break their Privy Council oaths to ensure that No Foreign Prince, Potentate or Power shall have precedence in this land, and to betray their Sovereign Lady by causing her – through their actions – to be in breech of Her Coronation Oath to govern us according to Our Laws and Customs and NOT those of the European Union!
Secondly, Nigel Farage who said: “We are heading for a half Brexit.” Adding: “I worry that a betrayal may be near at hand… I now fear that every attempt will be made to block or delay the triggering of Article 50. If this is so, they have no idea of the level of public anger they will provoke.”
British Gazette comment: Nigel, we refer you to Jacques Delors the eighth President of the European Commission who famously said of an aspect of European integration; “if you want to call it Margaret, call it Margaret.” The FACT is that the ONLY practical Brexit is Flexcit: The UK remaining IN the Internal (or Single) Market via membership of EFTA in place of it’s former membership of the EU. If you and the rest of UKIP want to call that “half Brexit” then that’s fine by this organ and it’s Editor.
Thirdly, the Unfortunate Comrade Corbyn who said: “This ruling underlines the need for the government to bring its negotiating terms to Parliament without delay. Labour respects the decision of the British people to leave the European Union. But there must be transparency and accountability to parliament on the terms of Brexit.”
British Gazette comment: Jeremy, some friendly well meant advice: If you do not play poker, DON’T start! If you do play poker, do one of two things:
2. Don’t play for money!
Fourth, Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron who said: “Ultimately, the British People voted for a departure but not for a destination, which is why what really matters is allowing them to vote again on the final deal, giving them the chance to say no to an irresponsible hard Brexit that risks our economy and our jobs.”
British Gazette comment: You never give up do you!