Parliament vs the people


Last night, in the House of Commons, the supposed mother of parliaments, 184 MPs voted in favour of revoking Article 50. To put this in plain English, 28 per cent of members of parliament made it clear, as part of a series of indicative votes, that they would like to see Brexit halted and ideally reversed. That is, more than a quarter of the people in this supposedly democratic chamber stood in symbolic opposition to the largest democratic act in UK history. They defied the people. The choice is becoming increasingly clear: we leave the EU without a deal or we give up on democracy in the UK.