Remain supporting Guardian columnist Owen Jones has admitted that Leave voters in Brexit supporting constituencies have just been left questioning why MP’s have not accepted their decision to leave the European Union.
Owen Jones has claimed people in Leave supporting constituencies have been left wondering “why haven’t we left yet”. Jones comments came as he was responding to a European Court of Justice (ECJ) advisor who thought the UK could stop Brexit without the permission of the European Union.
Speaking on Sky News Jones claimed that the advisor’s comments were not “such a game changer”.
The ruling on Article 50 I don’t personally see as such a game changer because the EU has already made it perfectly clear that if Britain wanted to stop the process it could.
Before that, the difference is it would have to be approved by 27EU countries, where the difference is this could be done unilaterally by parliament.
Nonetheless, the issue is, for Labour and others. The fact is, the majority of this country voted to leave the European Union.
Many constituencies, I spend a lot of time in Leave constituencies, if you ask them, they’re saying ‘why haven’t we left yet
It is very difficult for people to say that, such as myself, I am a Remain voter, I campaigned for Remain, if you actually go to those people, in those seats, they are saying ‘we voted to Leave the European Union, why haven’t the MPs accepted it.
His comments come after a senior European Court of Justice legal advisor said Britain can go ahead and cancel Brexit even without permission from the remaining European Union countries.
ECJ Advocate General Manuel Campos Sanchez-Bordona said:
Withdrawal from an international treaty, which is the reverse of a treaty-making power, is by definition a unilateral act of a state party and a manifestation of its sovereignty.
Unilateral revocation would also be a manifestation of the sovereignty of the departing member state, which chooses to reverse its initial decision.
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