Just for information, to all those who wonder what role a Judge performs
Judges play many roles. They interpret the law, assess the evidence presented, and control how hearings and trials unfold in their courtrooms. Most important of all, judges are impartial decision-makers in the pursuit of justice.
Now turning to the original points about the recent court case
Parliamentary sovereignty is a principle of the unwritten UK constitution. It makes Parliament the supreme legal authority in the UK, which can create or end any law. Generally, the courts cannot overrule its legislation and no Parliament can pass laws that future Parliaments cannot change.
This is the basic tenet of English law dating back to 1688.
I welcome the Court decision that has upheld this principle.
The British people voted to leave the EU, and whilst not agreeing with the decision, their will must be obeyed, and we now have, in my opinion, no choice but to exit
However it is not a decision that should be taken by Government "Ultra Vires" (beyond their powers), alone, without consulting and obtaining Parliamentary approval, and the High court found this, in making their decision
To those Brexiteers out there who think this is a delaying tactic, it could not be further from the truth, it is all about the supremacy of parliament, and I would make these points:-
1. It would extremely foolish, and probably career ending, for any MP, who voted to block triggering of article 50, especially if his/her constituents had voted in favour of Brexit, and very unlikely, with the exception of Ken Clarke, to happen
2. The people who were in favour of regaining sovereignty, are now denying that right to the House of Commons. The Executive (government) have so far refused to give the House the final say on triggering Article 50
3. The "Wail" and other rags should be deplored for their biased and offensive comments, over a decision, based purely and simply,on their interpretation of the law....what has the fact there was, and I quote "an openly gay judge", on the panel anything to do with it ??!!
The decision yesterday, recognised that according to our unwritten constitution, Parliament is supreme, and has to be consulted, before any Constitutional changes are made.