Well, well, well. After #Brexit comes Wrexit (according to The Sun Newspaper).
The landmark decision yesterday by three judges in the High Court has far reaching consequences causing rethink and chaos in equal measure.
Here’s a selection of what some people had to say in the aftermath of the decision.
Mr Dos Santos is a 37 year old Brazilian born hairdresser who has British citizenship and lives in London.
He #said yesterday: “Today’s judgment is a victory for everyone who believes in the supremacy of our Parliament and the rule of law.
“I have never challenged the result of the referendum — in fact I voted for Brexit for the sole reason that I wanted power to be returned to Parliament.
“But I did not think it was right for the Government then to bypass Parliament and try to take away my legal rights without consulting Parliament first.”
Ex-justice minister Dominic Raab is #quoted as saying: ‘On 23 June the British people gave a clear mandate for the UK Government to leave the EU. This case is a plain attempt to block Brexit by people who are out of touch with the country and refuse to accept the result. An unholy alliance of diehard Remain campaigners, a fund manager, an unelected judiciary and the House of Lords must not be allowed to thwart the wishes of the British public. It would trigger a constitutional crisis if the Supreme Court upheld this vague and undemocratic verdict’.
Nigel Farage said: ‘I now fear that every attempt will be made to block or delay the triggering of Article 50. If this is so, they have no idea of the public anger they will provoke.’
David Davis, Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union said: “This was a decision of the people. That decision was taken after a 6 to 1 vote in the commons to give the decision to the British people. So that’s why we are appealing and intending to win that appeal so we can deliver the best deal for Britain, best in jobs, best investment, best in growth. That’s what the government’s about. Delivery of the mandate the people laid down in the best way.”