Brexiteer makes stunning EU exit point as she blames ‘incapable’ Parliament for delay

Brexiteer makes stunning EU exit point as she blames ‘incapable’ Parliament for delay

Ms Stuart made the comments while appearing on the latest edition of BBC Newsnight. She was tackling questions surrounding the current Supreme Court case over whether Prime Minister Boris Johnson was allowed to prorogue Parliament. A case was bought forward by lawyer Gina Miller.

Ms Stuart was one of the premier voices in the pro-Brexit camp.

Her help in the campaign saw the UK vote to leave the EU in 2016.

But when asked about her surprise at the complexities Brexit had caused, Ms Stuart remained defiant.

She said: “What I had not anticipated is that parliament would spend three years being totally incapable of overcoming its own internal divisions.

“That’s what’s brought the courts into this.”

She was joined in the discussion by former Labour Lord Chancellor, Lord Falconer.

He said: “The courts have got involved more and more because the friction between the various parts of our institutions has got stronger and stronger.

“The courts are the only people who can resolve that friction.”

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Another said: “GE would change the players.

“The players wont come off the pitch so the final whistle on 31/10 will resolve it.”

A third added: “Personally I always knew this was going to be extremely difficult.

“Clearly there never was a political will in Parliament to see the result of the referendum through especially when the vote was so close although by region and constituency it was clear cut.”

Today, lawyers for Mr Johnson will set out his case that his advice to the Queen to suspend Parliament was not unlawful.

When the ruling will be made by the Supreme Court as to whether Mr Johnson proroguing Parliament was lawful or not, is not known.

Mr Johnson told the Queen on August 28 to prorogue Parliament for five weeks from the week of September 9.

His move sparked fury from opposition MPs who said he misled the Queen and was determined to stop them holding him to account on Brexit.

Published at Wed, 18 Sep 2019 03:30:00 +0000