Leave voters didn’t vote for Brexit to make this place irrelevant.
September has ended, ladies and gentleman, and much has changed since the 23rd of June. Theresa May is Prime Minister, Article 50 is scheduled to be triggered by the end of March 2017 and the economy is bouncing about all over the place. Some things, however, have not changed, we don’t know what Brexit means, we don’t know what it will do and we don’t have a clue what we will do afterwards.
52% of those who voted in the referendum voted for Brexit, but what does that mean? Was that a Soft Brexit or a Hard one? What did those voters want from Brexit? Does one assume that they wanted a better deal than they had before. What if the best deal is to stay and reform?
As things stand we don’t know what we have, we don’t know what we want and we wouldn’t know how to get it if we did. Parliamentary debate, authorisation and scrutiny is what is necessary now, Parliament must look into the options, reject the crackpot ideas and retain the sensible and realisable ones.
The Telegraph says it quite well:
“Yet that referendum didn’t elect a government, it didn’t create a political mandate, and it didn’t vote for a manifesto. It would be as undemocratic to exaggerate the meaning of the Brexit vote as it would be to ignore it. This is why the legal challenge to the government over its right to invoke Article 50 without Parliamentary assent should unify voters of every stripe.”
Please support the People’s Challenge: https://www.crowdjustice.co.uk/case/parliament-should-decide/