Letter to The Editor
To The Australian
Will the definite June 2016 decision of the British people to withdraw from the European Union be frustrated by legal chicanery or not? The answer is not yet clear ('May blow: Top court rejects Brexit appeal', 25/1). The claim made that the UK Supreme Court case 'was about the legal process not politics' is unconvincing: it was about the one in order to facilitate the other. The aim was to overturn Brexit.
It may be that 'MP's are not expected to vote against triggering Article 50'; but that vote has not yet been taken. What if a majority of MP's in fact use their 'invaluable expertise and experience' (as one prominent Remain supporter puts it) to reverse the Leave decision in Parliament? That is plainly the wish of those who brought this case. Let us hope, for the honour of the UK Parliament and its status as a truly representative body, that such does not happen.
NJ, Belgrave, Vic