Monday, 20 May 2024

What The Papers Say – Carole Malone On The Challenge To Brexit

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Here we reproduce an article by Carole Malone – concerning one of the challenges to Brexit – which appeared in the Sunday Mirror on 6th November. You can read the on-line version here:


Daft wrexit will be worse than Brexit

According to the Mirror, Carole Malone has been a ‘columnist and commentator for more than 20 years. She’s controversial, outspoken and talks about the things that matter. You might not always agree with her – but you can’t ignore her.’

ANYONE WHO believed filthy rich hedge funder Gina Miller when she said this week’s court action to give Parliament a vote on the triggering of Article 50 wasn’t about politics but “procedure and process” needs their head looking at.

This was about a bunch of loaded, powerful, well-connected Remainers using the courts to frustrate the will of the British people and block Brexit.

They didn’t get their way on June 23 so they’re determined to get it now – at the cost of democracy.

Miller is the woman who condescendingly said she felt “physically sick” when she heard that 17.4million people had voted to leave the EU.

She was devastated because (I paraphrase) she thought Leavers were stupid little people who’d been “tricked and fooled” and simply hadn’t ­understood what would happen if we left the EU.

What kind of arrogance makes someone think 17.4million people are cretins who need to be educated by the likes of her – an ex-model who married a multi-millionaire?

And who do these Remainers think they’re kidding, talking piously about how this week’s decision by those High Court judges was about the Parliamentary sovereignty Leavers were so desperate to take back.

No it wasn’t. It was about them trying to thwart the will of the British people.

Don’t they get it? Parliament IS the people. The MPs we elect are our voices, our representatives there. Their job is do what WE tell them.

And in June this year – with this country’s biggest ever political mandate – a majority demanded we leave the EU. And anyone who tries to override that vote is endangering the very legitimacy of Parliament.

But thanks to a bunch of snotty elitists and vengeful Remainers who think all Leavers are half-witted racists – that’s what’s happening.

Worse, we’re now a joke in Brussels. They’re laughing their socks off at what they see as the end of our pathetic little grab for independence.

As far as they’re concerned it’s over and we’ll be back in the fold doing what we’re told in no time.

Well, I don’t think so. Because since the ­referendum the economic Armageddon predicted by Remainers just hasn’t happened. There was no recession. Unemployment didn’t rise – it fell. The housing market is good, manufacturing is even better and Bank of England boss Mark Carney has admitted his doom-laden warnings were wrong.

But more importantly, this Government ­promised us in its £9.3m referendum leaflet: “This is YOUR decision. We will implement what you decide.”

And woe betide any MP who tries to override that. Because Brexit wasn’t just a vote to leave the EU. It was a vote against the Establishment, against a self-interested political elite who didn’t give a damn about what WE wanted, just what THEY wanted.

It was a vote that stuck two fingers up at the crumbling monolith that is Brussels, at the bankers and the industrialists who predicted we would crash and burn if we left.

It was a vote against our own Government whose leaders tried to bully us into staying by bringing out the big guns from business and finance. Hell, they even got the US President to threaten us!

But none of it worked. The British people turned out in their millions and told them all to Sod Off.

And what would be lunacy now is for MPs to insist the PM tells Parliament what her Government wants from Europe. That would be like playing chess with someone who knows all your moves in advance and will use that knowledge to bury you.

It’s been a bad week for democracy but a worse one for our legal system which was used as a political weapon, flying in the face of everything it’s supposed to stand for.

And God knows what kind of Brexit we’ll get now. It certainly won’t be the one the majority voted for. It’ll be one that suits the EU and big business.

Remainers have repeatedly told us Brexit will be bad for Britain. But what will be infinitely worse is to have years of ­arguments and delaying tactics – which thanks to them we might now have.

And shame on them for pretending this lawsuit was about sovereignty. No one believes them. It was simply about overturning the will of an electorate they see as “oiks” who need to be kept in their place.

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