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Eleven old farts delay Brexit - good: the contempt for an out of touch Establishment grows

Tom Winnifrith
Tuesday 24 January 2017

Eleven rich and privileged members of the establishment, that is to say the Supreme Court, today backed a millionaire bankster, Gina Miller, in delaying what the British people voted for in our largest ever exercise in democracy. I voted for Brexit but still regard this as great news.

More privileged members of the elite, that is to say MPs who are amongst the highest 3% of earners in Britain, will now have to approve a bill to allow Britain to trigger article 50. They will clearly do just that, in many cases to avoid an electoral backlash rather than out of principle. But some members of the elite will drag their heels, display unbearable pomposity and delay the process for as long as they can.

The British people were offered a clear choice on June 23 2016. Do we wish to stay in the EU or not. We voted to leave. We the great unwashed voted heavily to leave. The establishment, the rich liberal metropolitan elites that dominate the media and the law were dismayed and have been remoaning ever since.

So the process is delayed by a few months. Some of us have been waiting 41 years for this and so we can wait that little bit longer. Meanwhile the unedifying spectacle of the establishment and the elites showing open contempt for those less fortunate in life and for democracy will just heighten the growing sense of anger that so many folks feel about the way British society is heading. Let's us see how that anger plays out.

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Tom Winnifrith is the editor of TomWinnifrith.com. When he is not harvesting olives in Greece, he is (planning to) raise goats in Wales.
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