Brexiters across the nation are furious this afternoon after learning that the sovereignty of parliament could be used to prevent the country from getting back the sovereignty it so desperately needs.
As MPs voted to prevent the prime minister from closing parliament and allowing a no-deal Brexit ‘by default’, many who voted to leave the EU have insisted this just gives Parliament an opportunity to make a decision they don’t agree with.
Leave voter Simon Williams told us, “It is essential that our elected officials have the power to make decisions for the benefit of this country – but only when those decisions are ones that I personally think are the right ones.
“I think it’s disgusting that parliament is going to use its sovereign powers to vote in a way that I disagree with, and will shamefully not let an unelected prime minister shut-down the government to deliver Brexit through the backdoor.
“I didn’t vote to leave the EU and bring back parliamentary sovereignty just so that parliament could go around being sovereign and doing things I don’t like. Bloody saboteurs, the lot of them!”
The news has not been welcomed by the sort of people who are keen to see the UK cut ties with the EU altogether, and are actively promoting a ‘no deal’ scenario.
Leave campaigner Jeremy Happenby-Smythe told us, “As someone who thinks we should tell the EU to fuck right off, I think parliament voting to stop our prime minister telling them to fuck off is a terrible affront to democracy.
“MPs aren’t there to apply their own logic and judgement to the problems facing the nation, they are put there to do precisely as they’re told – that’s what real sovereignty means.”