The Supreme Court has spoken: article 50 can only be triggered after a parliamentary approval, and the prime minister cannot start the procedure without the majority’s support.
In the coming weeks, we are likely to witness one of the most spectacular political debates, speculations and announcements in a decade. Now that the rules are clear and players are set, we can only appeal to their consciences.
What started with a referendum and its near-drawn result has since evolved into a one of a kind situation. The government insists on imposing drastic changes to the country.
Those who voted to leave the European Union vary in their views – most believed the UK would stay in the single market, as campaigners on both sides repeatedly assured us, some wanted to help the NHS with money that doesn’t exist, others thought that reversing trade agreements to the 1970s will cure the country of all modern evils and in a way bring back the times of their youth.
Amazingly, Theresa May not only refuses to acknowledge that the referendum results are not a simple “let’s get out”, as those who wanted to improve the NHS will not be heard, but also insists on leaving the single market – an option that the pro-Brexit campaign did not dare to even mention.
It is now up to the Parliament to straighten what the populists and the mislead public twisted. Joining the EU enabled the UK to thrive, and we cannot allow leaving it to negatively affect lives of anyone who has since helped build this country.