LET no one pretend that this week’s Supreme Court charade is some noble defence of our democracy.
It is a stunt by rich Remainers whose only concern for democracy is that it must always deliver what they want.
Failing that, their money, fancy QCs and our courts must do so instead.
This weekend our top judges will ponder whether Boris Johnson suspended Parliament unlawfully, not to set up a new programme for Government but to avoid scrutiny of his Brexit strategy.
But courts should have no veto over political decisions. Not unless we want to be ruled by unelected judges and unelected millionaire litigants, on top of unelected peers and unaccountable Speakers.
And if these judges do now demand Parliament’s recall, what will Remainer MPs do with all their new sitting time?
They have already passed their law to “prevent No Deal”. And they are too terrified of voters’ rage to topple the Government and face an election.
What else is there? Unless they intend to go for broke and deploy their own Bercow-backed pseudo-Government to revoke Brexit entirely.
This case has been an act of stupid, reckless constitutional vandalism — undermining the PM just as progress towards a new deal IS being made, as even Jean-Claude Juncker concedes.
As for the spurious arguments against Boris, we recoil at the hypocrisy of John Major claiming that letting a PM suspend Parliament could enable future ones to axe elections or scrap the Army.
Such scaremongering fantasies didn’t trouble him in 1997 when HE did it — and swerved scrutiny over a bribery scandal engulfing his MPs.
“This case is not about Brexit,” claims Supreme Court president Lady Hale.
Pull the other one.
Nice won, Sun
THE Sun is proud to have taken a stand for disabled kids and their families, hit hard by Government cuts.
And we’re honoured that the public interest journalism of our Give It Back campaign won the Media of the Year award from the charity Sense.
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The real prize, though, is that the Government IS listening. It must now reinstate the £434million taken from respite care and vital equipment.
Then we will truly celebrate.
AFTER 20 years of negotiation, the EU’s huge trade deal with South America is vetoed by a single Austrian sub-committee.
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Proving two things: That an organisation so unwieldy is virtually incapable of making trade deals and Britain will be infinitely more nimble outside it.
And that it is, sadly, delusional now to believe we could strike one with Brussels before the hated backstop kicked in.
That’s why it must be killed off.