« on: November 05, 2016, 03:38:29 pm »
Appeal to be heard next month, though I can't possibly imagine why they're bothering. Even cursory knowledge of how the UK government works meant that Parliament would need to vote. Not to mention the political ramifications of an unelected government claiming a democratic mandate based on a referendum ("Parliament is sovereign" is apparently really hard to grasp).
Double irony in that the Brexiteers were talking about "restoring sovereignty" to the UK. Well, this is sovereignty, jackasses.
Incidentally, the trial of the man who shot Jo Cox starts on the 14th. Mark it in your diaries.
The farage crowd is having fits everywhere and the irony is quite delicious.
There's also interesting implications as a result of the court decision. Expect some odd statements from the law and order mob shortly.
The Bar Council is trying to pressure Lord Chancellor Liz Truss into condemning the press attacks on the judiciary, and Tory MPs (like the eminently sensible Dominic Grieve) have called upon May to also condemn the hysterical press reaction.
No reply from the government so far. That could be because it's a Saturday, but I suspect it's got more to do with the government secretly being quite pleased at having the press fight their corner.