Brexit Party MEP delivers brilliant point savaging Remainers over ‘scary’ court ruling – News 247

September 27, 2019

 Speaking on BBC Newsnight, Ms Fox, who is a Brexit Party MEP, revealed her deepest fear over the ordeal that has ensued following the Supreme Court’s ruling that Boris Johnson’s proroguing of Parliament was unlawful She claimed the attention has been drawn away from the background workings of MPs and Parliament and unfairly focused on Mr Johnson, the former of which has led to a “constitutional crisis”  Ms Fox expressed contempt for what she claimed will not happen on October 31, that is, the Uk’s exit from the EU  She said: “It doesn’t seem likely to me that we will be leaving on the October 31 I have to say ” “Not because in this instance Boris Johnson isn’t going to stick with the pledge, but because of what has happened today and in fact what had happened prior  “But I think it’s interesting that we’ve just had a Labour MP saying they’ve legislated to bind up the hands of the Prime Minister  “And then, actually we wonder why we’ve got a constitutional crisis – here we have MPs and parliament saying ‘we don’t trust the prime minster’, so they’re going to stop him from trying to run the country  “I’m not Tory but I do happen to think that the Government should be allowed to govern  “And then a number of MPs of gone off to the courts to get them to legislate. “I mean this scares me – not that Boris Johnson told a lie, or that he prorogued which I didn’t agree with, but that we have Parliament acting against, and a group that we haven’t mentioned – the voters  :  “The authority of those people is the voters and the people and they weren’t allowed a voice because we don’t have a general election  Emily Maitlis, Newsnight’s presenter, interjected in Ms Fox’s long-drawn speech, saying: “The authority tonight was the highness court in the land Do you agree with Jacob Rees-Mogg who reportedly called this ‘a constitutional coup’? Are you saying you don’t think the Prime Minister did break the law?” Ms Fox replied: “First of all I don’t think it’s a matter of the law in relation to this  “I think there was a serious problem here in terms of a judicial power grab.   “I think they have brought upon themselves a slew of new powers that I get anxious about  “By the main thing is that if the judicial review can make decisions about the future of the country, they’re even further removed because the unelected from the power where it should be  “The authority of what happens in Parliament and of that Government historically, philosophically, in our tradition int arms of any enlightenment thinking or any of the ideas that come about constitutional law, come from the people  The Brexit Party MEP attempted to quote John Locke, the English philosopher widely regarded as the most influential enlightenment figures and known as the father of liberalism, before being stopped by Ms Maitlis in order to give the shows other guests a chance to Ms Fox’s points  Yesterday, the Supreme Court ruled Boris Johnson’s decision to suspend Parliament for five weeks was unlawful  Judges said it was wrong of the Prime Minister to stop MPs from carrying out their duties in the run up to October 31, of which the UK is set to leave the European Union, with or without a deal  Following the ruling Mr Johnson said he “profoundly disagreed” with the result but would duly “respect” it  The Labour Party cut their party short following the news as MPs are set to return to Westminster tomorrow ready to reconvene Brexit talks   Trending  Ms Fox’s argument was entrenched in the fact that MPs seem to be steering the Brexit ship further and further away from the electorate, despite their being the ones who voted for the UK to leave the EU in 2016  Her fears, expressed by both Remainers and Brexiteers, follow that politics in the UK is slowly resembling a dictatorial nation and not one of a democracy, as the powers that be who decide the next steps in the Brexit process seem to be further removed from the people  However, others have argued that the MPs actions and that of the judiciary is in fact doing the opposite and allowing the people to regain control from a tight-knit group of Brexiteers, like Dominic Cummings, who are reportedly hell-bent on leaving the EU for their own personal agendas

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