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Peers or People?

By December 5, 2016February 18th, 2021No Comments

If the Supreme Court finds that government must obtain the approval of parliament before invoking article fifty of the Lisbon Treaty, formally initiating the Brexit process, then Mrs May must go to the country on the question early in 2017.

The Fixed-term Parliaments Act, 2011, should preferably be repealed in order to facilitate this. But should this prove difficult there are other ways in which a general election could be precipitated.

Once a general election is called, the position of every party and candidate on the question of Brexit can be scrutinized by the voters in each constituency. And notwithstanding the probable exception of some MPs representing Scotland, Northern Ireland and London, there can be little doubt that Brexiteers will form a majority in the newly elected House of Commons.

Most current members of the House of Commons and House of Lords only agreed to a referendum on EU membership because they felt confident the result would go the way they wanted – for ‘remain’. Many MPs and peers have shown themselves to be very bad losers indeed. This shower need to be replaced by honest patriots who will diligently implement the people’s will, rather than attempt to obstruct it.

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