The Supreme Court ruled today that the UK Government would need to seek permission from Parliament before submitting article 50 and thus beginning the process which ultimately results in the UK leaving the European Union. We use this opportunity to gauge the opinion of Daniel Hannan who has been one of the longest standing antagonists for the UK to extricate itself from the European Union. As a vigorous defender of the parliament’s supremacy we ask Mr Hannan whether the government should have been planning to consult other MPs all along. We also whether the Prime Minister ought really to seek a new mandate given that her government’s priorities no longer align with those that comprised the last Conservative Party manifesto back in 2015. For example will the UK remain a liberal and open economy despite the Prime Ministers plans to ensure worker representation on Boards or to show “the good that government can do”. We also get Dan’s perspective on Marine Le Pen’s claim that a movement is afoot which began with Brexit, continued with Trump and ultimately will lead to the election of the National Front in France and other “alt right” parties.
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