Appearing on Good Morning Britain today, The Brexit Party founder and leader Nigel Farage told host Piers Morgan that Prime Minister Boris Johnson has to offer his resignation to the House of Commons “and put it to a vote.” This because the British Supreme Court ruled that Johnson’s suspension of Parliament over Brexit was unlawful.
— Nigel Farage (@Nigel_Farage) September 25, 2019
“The Supreme Court is a political court set up by Tony Blair,” Farage said. “It has ruled that he was unlawful. I cannot for the life of me, Piers, find out what law he has broken, but that’s what they’ve ruled. And they are the highest court in the land. They say that he gave the monarch bad advice. And I think as a matter of honor he has to come to the House of Commons and offer his resignation and put it to a vote,” he explained. “I don’t see any way around that,” Farage concluded.
Although Farage certainly has a point, he’s dead wrong. First of all, as he said, the British Supreme Court is a political court established by a progressive, pro-EU Labour leader. There is no way whatsoever for conservative Brits to value its opinions. In fact, if anything, they should plead for its abolition.
Second, again as Farage also admitted, although the Supreme Court says Johnson “broke the law,” nobody in their right mind can find any law that he actually broke. The only thing he’s guilty of, clearly, is doing something the members of the Supreme Court don’t like.
Third, if Johnson does resign now as Farage wants, the chances of Brexit actually happening are reduced to zero. As many pro-Brexit Brits write on Twitter:
Nigel, I love your passion to get Brexit delivered, I love your work, I love your politics.
But on this issue, I think your definitely wrong.
Boris shouldn't resign under any circumstances.
— Keep Labour Out Of No.10 (@SayNoToLabour10) September 25, 2019
Nigel Farage has a Gerald Ratner moment and loses half of the support for The Brexit Party in one stupid comment.
— Robbo (@poshbluearmy) September 25, 2019
What the hell are you playing at? Replacing Boris Johnson with a Remain PM like Theresa May will scupper any chance of a real Brexit. You should be supporting the man not calling for his head
— Ken Simpson-Hay (@fusilier50) September 25, 2019
— WheresBottomley 😷 (@BottomleyWheres) September 25, 2019
Total own goal Nigel. As a Tory voter I supported you and your Brexit party, even with donations. Now you have crapped on Boris we are done. Goodbye.
— MarkGuitar (@MarkGuitar1) September 25, 2019
You are wrong and rapidly losing my support.
— Rogue Airman QC (@Humph) September 25, 2019
It’s actually quite shocking to admit but for the first time, I disagree with you. He shouldn’t – mustn’t – resign. He has to fight back. Please support him for now. You will get more support that way.
— 59 Vintage (new account @Virginia Plain1) (@guildfordgirl15) September 25, 2019
Sorry mate…but many voters disagree with you…I am shocked at this attack on @BorisJohnson. Many strategic voters, my family included, will now re evaluate our position regarding the brexit party
— Mary Lou (@MaryLou4559) September 25, 2019
Totally respect you Nigel, but you've got this one wrong.
— Bond (@paulbonduk) September 25, 2019
Parliament today are fighting the people!
Boris is fighting for the people!
Nigel decides to Fight Boris!
Ask yourself why?
— The Peoples Conservative Whisper (@JCSendon70) September 25, 2019
I just need to understand your logic and longterm strategy on why you think this Mr Farage? It won’t create a GE any quicker than planned. But it will give the Pro EU a power base and massive advantage to establish them selves. Your wrong on this in my opinion.
— Richard Hall (@Richard3KDN) September 25, 2019
All of them are right. It would be a tragic mistake for Johnson to resign now. He has to stay put and fight for all he’s worth.
And Farage? He’d do well to remember that those who support his new party aren’t playing politics; they truly want to get Brexit done.