Nigel Farage should be celebrating Brexit ruling, says Gina Miller
Miller's argument has also been advanced by figures including Robert Peston and Gary Lineker.
The woman behind the Brexit challenge has taken to the airwaves to argue to Brexiteers should be celebrating the High Court ruling that Parliament must vote on whether the UK can start the process of leaving the European Union.
Gina Miller, an investment manager and philanthropist who was born in Guyana but grew up in Britain, said she was “quite used to getting ridiculous abuse” from Leave supporters.
She suggested that Nigel Farage be should be “more responsible in his messaging” and that the outgoing Ukip leader should be actually celebrate the ruling because it “protects the sovereignty of parliament” – something that Farage spoke in favour of throughout the referendum campaign
Miller also told Sky News: “This is about saying can a government, any government, take away somebody’s rights, or diminish them, without parliamentary scrutiny. This has got nothing to do with the EU, it’s about the process of leaving the EU.”
ITV political editor Robert Peston made similar points in a Facebook post responding to the news.
He stated: “It is spectacularly delicious that leading Brexiteers are arguing that the High Court today got it wrong today in ruling that we cannot leave the EU without the assent of Parliament - in that almost their entire campaign to get us out of the EU was that British courts and Westminster must be sovereign, and no longer subjugated to Brussels.
“We'll also hear plenty from them about a corrupt stitch up by the pro-European establishment to frustrate the revealed will of the British people that we need to be out of Europe.
“But the question for Brexiteers is why on earth they want courts, MPs and Lords to have more independent power if those pillars of the British state are all so appallingly twisted and feeble.
“You have to laugh, or maybe weep.”
On Twitter, football legend Gary Linker was rather more succinct.