Barristers Brexit Letter to Prime Minister
According to the media over 1000 Barristers who are individual members of the Bar, covering England, Scotland and Northern Ireland has written to the Prime Minister outlining their concerns regarding the Brexit referendum.
In the letter, they have pointed out that in their legal opinion the referendum is advisory and that the European Referendum Act does not make it legally binding. They further stated in the letter that there was evidence to suggest that the referendum result was influenced by misrepresentations.
Basically, these Barristers are saying that before the UK starts Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty that would allow the UK to leave the European Union, parliament needs to pass a law which would allow this to happen. They also suggested that a Royal Commission or an equivalent body be established that would review and receive evidence and this should be done in a relatively short period of time.
The entire article including the letter can be found at://www.standard.co.uk/news/politics/barristers-say-law-must-be-passed-by-mps-before-brexit-process-begins-a3292486.htmlstandard.co.uk/
In my opinion, I do not believe that the Prime Minister will go down this road. He has already resigned as PM and I cannot see any of the other candidates should they become PM taking this seriously much more to allow parliament the right to vote on any law.
The referendum in my opinion as split this country right down the middle it has created enormous animosity among a great number of people so much so that a Polish family was literally burned out of their house and slogan painted on their home suggesting that they should go back to their own country.
There is no way that anyone who has an ounce of common sense could believe that leaving the EU would be a good thing for the UK and the more this leave vote is dissected the more it would appear that people can be so easily influenced by lies and innuendos.
Media sources have reported that Britons fearing restrictions in Europe following the referendum have inundated the Polish Embassy regarding citizenship status these enquiry has risen by over thousands. Now where is the sense in that and why should Britons be concerned about travelling in Europe freely they are the ones who voted to take Britain out of the EU.
My concerns, is that this government will not take the Barrister letter seriously and our children and their children, in fact, the next generation will suffer immensely and the idiotic people who make the decision to take us out of Europe will be long gone and they will leave a mess that will affect the future of our young people.