Parliament and the People

Parliament and the People

By Shane O'Neill On 17 January 2019 In Personal , Reflections

"Parliamentary sovereignty is a principle of the UK constitution. It makes Parliament the supreme legal authority in the UK, which can create or end any law. Generally, the courts cannot overrule its legislation and no Parliament can pass laws that future Parliaments cannot change. Parliamentary sovereignty is the most important part of the UK constitution."


Strange that Parliament reserves the right to change its mind - quite correctly as circumstances do change from time to time.

But the People, once opinion polled on a binary basis to Remain in or to Leave the European Community, cannot be admitted the very same right.

With Brexit nothing is certain but one thing is sure: an angler in fast rising water in the middle of a river must make up his/her mind which bank to head for. And quickly...

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