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UK: The Brexit Battle Shows Democracy Is Only Allowed When The Regime Likes The Outcome

The United Kingdom’s Supreme Court ruled “illegal” a parliamentary tactic used by PM Boris Johnson to ensure Brexit would be carried out on October 31, more than six months after Brexit was supposed to take effect.

While the court wasn’t ruling on Brexit, per se, the context of the situation makes it clear the ruling is really just the latest move from the UK’s political class designed to postpone Brexit yet again.

Given the history of EU-related referenda in Europe, we can already guess how the situation will play out. British voters will either be asked to vote again on Brexit – so that this time, they can get it “right” – or the Brexit agreement will be constructed in such a way that Brexit will be a British exit in name only.

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