Nigel Farage plans 100,000 march on Supreme Court for Article 50 decision

Brexit is the gift that keeps on giving


We already knew Brexit means a hard Brexit without parliamentary scrutiny – at least in the mind of the Prime Minister. But now it seems Brexit means scutiny-free hard Brexit or else, as the forces of right-wing populism target our independent judiciary.

Today’s Telegraph reports Nigel Farage will lead a march of 100,000 people through London for the government’s Supreme Court appeal of the High Court verdict on Article 50.

The march will be organised by Leave.EU, the right-wing anti-EU group led by Arron Banks, and see Leavers march from Trafalgar Square down Whitehall to Parliament Square around December 5.

It comes after Farage warned of ‘public anger’ at any ‘betrayal’ of The Will Of The People™. Speaking on the BBC’s Andrew Marr show on Sunday, Farage said:

“But believe you me, if people in this country think that they’re going to be cheated, they’re going to be betrayed, then we will see political anger the likes of which none of us in our lifetimes have ever witnessed in this country.”

He tried to soften this slightly, adding: ‘The temperature of this is very, very high. I’m going to say to everybody watching this who was on the Brexit side, let’s try to get even, let’s have peaceful protest and let’s make sure in any form of election that we don’t support people who want to overturn this process.’

Asked whether that could mean ‘disturbances in the street’ he replied: ‘Yeah, I think that’s right.’

But this is the usual tap dance of deniability by Farage, who stirs things up and then warns about regrettable public unrest. In an interview before the June 23 referendum, he famously said ‘violence is the next step’ if people don’t get their way on immigration.

Farage’s march is a clear attempt to intimidate the Supreme Court judges and tip the scales of justice in his favour.

Leavers have the same right to protest as anyone else. But a demo led by Nigel Farage has more in common with one led by Anjem Choudary than, say, Stonewall – it will be a circus of Brexit-fueled rage and demagogy. Either that, or it will be a washout.

Regardless, Farage’s decision to take the idea of betrayal by enemies within – one stoked by him and his friends in the press – out onto the street, is a demonstration all right, but of the alliance between elite charlatans and popular discontent, which is fast becoming a staple of British politics.

Adam Barnett is staff writer for Left Foot Forward. Follow him on Twitter @AdamBarnett13 

See: Brexit: High court rules MPs must vote on Article 50

See: Who’s ‘moaning’ now? Brexiters react to Article 50 ruling

See: The media has declared war on the judiciary. What now?

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15 Responses to “Nigel Farage plans 100,000 march on Supreme Court for Article 50 decision”

  1. Mark Taylor

    How Deutsche Bank rigged the Gina Miller lawsuit:

  2. Mick

    WELL WELL WELL! Lefties gloating about potential street disturbances, caused by the unbridled forces of Brexit rage! After all, did not the Remoaners themselves take to the streets – faces painted like clowns – to grizzle about being thwarted in the referendum??

    And even if such street troubles WERE to be the case, the Left are still way worse than we patriots could ever dare be!

    I don’t think ordinary civilians would ever wreck London and relieve ourselves on war memorials… not to mention spray profanities on them. But that must have been a fantasy Left we saw in action after the last election, for example. Hmmmmm?

    Riot after riot are the Left’s level. ‘But they were the miners’, ‘they are the victims of Tory cuts and capitalism.’ People like us just want a demo to scare the very politicians likely to ruin Brexit for us.

    ‘Don’t drag us over the cliff with you’, Remainers! As hypocritical as ever!

  3. Mick

    POST-SCRIPT; This from the also-Left Morning Star:

    Brexit row is putting our sovereignty at risk, says party leader…

    posted by Ben Chacko in Britain’.

    Aside from the uncriticised hypocrisy, maybe Jeremy Corbyn’s favourite paper should strike more of a chord with loony-left Remainers. Even this rabble want out of the EU.

  4. GodfreyR

    Let us not forget that the neo-liberal, captialist club of the EU has been systematically attacking workers rights across europe for the last 5 years. EU backed reductions in workers rights have been enacted in Greece, Portugal, Spain, Italy and is currently being pushed through the French government.

    The EU is a capitalist club organised for the benefit of european multinational corporations not for the workers !!!

  5. David

    Judges have always accepted the verdict of juries, even if they disagreed with them. Do we now have a situation where a jury finds someone guilty, but the judge overrules the jury and lets the person off. Are we going to get rid of juries now, and let judges rule the courts? The Jury, (British Public) have given their verdict on Brexit, but judges can’t accept it.

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