Catching ten or so minutes of live coverage of today’s hearing before the 11 judges of the Supreme Court as the Attorney General presents the case for triggering Article 50 raises the following query:
How long will the Court last before being dismantled?
It was introduced and established by Tony Blair according to the European model. So a European institution in our land is ruling upon our government’s actions and endangering our Constitution. The purpose of its own existence needs to be seriously questioned and debated, if not summarily shut down.
We’re in this crazy position because of the draconian nature of EU legislation – and the European edition of American journalism’s Politico reports in Where European Democracy Goes To Die on EU leaders fast-tracking legislation out of sight of public view!
Moreover, as David Chapman points out in his paper EU’s Background & Alternative on this blog, the EU’s principles of justice are contrary to those of Great Britain!
Greatly as I appreciate the expertise of legal arguments, having served for some years as a contracts officer for the government, my sneek-peek made me conclude they’re ‘talking tosh’ at my expense, ie. at taxpayers’ expense. The House of Commons overwhelmingly supports Brexit and so this legal talking-shop should cease and simply ensure that Brexit is achieved with all the legal niceties ironed out.
If the Supreme Court decides against the government’s mandate for the UK to leave the EU as quickly as possible and, therefore, against the will of voters in the largest electoral turnout in Britain’s democratic history, then it may find itself being closed down by political directive!
Maybe my above title is merely wishful thinking – or prophetical pondering?
PS – very interesting and important word from the Lord on this fierce battle to Veronika West in her Word To The UK