Author Archives: Grahame Pigney

Theresa May… from Tory Home Secretary to UKIP Prime Minister in less than 4 months.

Here is UKIP’s Steven Woolfe on Theresa May’s speech yesterday: “Theresa May has just delivered a speech that accepts the decision of the people of the United Kingdom. Control of our borders, laws, fisheries and money should be in our … Continue reading

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A sweeping re-distribution of power from Government to… Theresa May?

In 2010 the Tory Party made a commitment to making “the use of the Royal Prerogative subject to greater democratic control so that Parliament is properly involved in all big national decisions”. The Prime Minister and her three Brexiteers are now … Continue reading

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Theresa May’s guide to what “Brexit means Brexit” actually means.

Source: Pride’s Purge ~ an irreverent look at UK politics

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“When we have decided what you voted for, we will tell you.”

It used to be claimed during the Cold War that in the countries of the Soviet bloc elections could not take place until the government had decided what their result should be. Here, we order these matters differently. We had … Continue reading

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Parliament: Cornerstone of Britain or a footstool for Theresa May?

The Palace of Westminster is the seat of the most powerful and important body in the UK: Parliament. Although some powers have been devolved, Parliament has legislative supremacy over all other political and administrative bodies in the UK and its … Continue reading

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Brexit: the Case for a Parliamentary Vote – Jolyon Maugham QC

[The following was commissioned by Counsel Magazine and is also published here.] I’ll take some things as read. You’ll know there’s a legal challenge to the Government’s position that it is for it and not Parliament to decide what action to … Continue reading

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The real reasons for Theresa May’s criticism of the Article 50 People’s Challenge

Responding to Bernard Jenkin MP during Wednesday’s (7th Sept) Prime Minister’s Questions, Mrs May told the House that the Government had a “clear” position on invoking Article 50, adding that “this is a prerogative power and one that can be … Continue reading

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People’s Challenge to the Govt. on Art. 50 – first target achieved

Once again thank you to everybody who has pledged money to support this challenge and get us through our first target of £50,000 and up to the £56,000 currently pledged. When the initial work behind the People’s Challenge to the … Continue reading

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The People’s Challenge to the Government – why it’s different.

Over the past few weeks some people have asked why our People’s Challenge is different to the handful of other challenges to Theresa May’s intention to usurp the UK’s Sovereign Parliament. Here are the answers to these Frequently Asked Questions: … Continue reading

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Brexit — the most important constitutional case of a generation.

Or why the Government should not be allowed “to use the rusty toolbox of medieval powers known as the Royal Prerogative” to trigger Article 50. A group of concerned UK citizens has embarked on a legal challenge to the Government’s … Continue reading

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