Baroness Wheatcroft, the former editor-in-chief of The Wall Street JournalEurope and business editor of The Times, said that it was “imperative that we don’t press the button on Article 50”.
She said that if the courts ruled that legislation was needed to trigger Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, the House of Lords should reject it.
“There is an argument that at some stage people ought to be given an opportunity to think again,” she said, setting out her hopes that peers could delay Brexit being triggered and give time for Britain’s membership of the EU to be put to the public again in either a second referendum or an election.
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They said that plans were afoot to try to launch an inquiry by a Lords select committee into the Leave and Remain campaigns in order “to compile evidence of what was put before people”.
“The first step is to establish the public weren’t given the correct information, show they were led to believe things that weren’t true,” the peer said.
“Leave won on only 51.9 per cent of the vote, on facts presented that are patently wrong or misleading ... It’s absolutely astonishing that everyone is rolling over and saying, ‘Well that’s all done and dusted.’ There are Tory ministers who are really unhappy about it all.”
In my opinion this is a balanced view. Were Johnson and Farage to have been giving evidence in court their evidence would have been rejected by the Judge as being dishonest and they would face imprisonment for Contempt of Court. They should be held in Contempt of the Electorate and not held up to be representing Britain. In effect the Government has been hi-jacked by the United Kingdom Independence Party who in elections has not been elected.
The Government is drunken with pseudo-democratic verve, the democracy having been abused by the electorate having been significantly misled. Johnson and Farage have abused the electorate and the referendum has been an abuse of the democratic process. THREE CHEERS therefore for those who'll stand up to these UKIP drunkards, drunken with falsely obtained power, if nothing else, and declare the Referendum to be invalid having been obtained on false premises.