“Our political class do not accept the Referendum result”: Nigel Farage’s reaction to the High Court decision on Article 50
Former Ukip leader Nigel Farage has said "betrayal may be near at hand" after the High Court ruled MPs must vote before the government can begin the Brexit process.
In a statement, Farage said:
"I worry that a betrayal may be near at hand. Last night at the Spectator Parliamentary Awards I had a distinct feeling that our political class, who were out in force, do not accept the 23rd June Referendum result.
"I now fear that every attempt will be made to block or delay the triggering of Article 50. If this is so, they have no idea of the level of public anger they will provoke."
I now fear every attempt will be made to block or delay triggering Article 50. They have no idea level of public anger they will provoke.
— Nigel Farage (@Nigel_Farage) November 3, 2016
Farage's statement came after the High Court ruled on a challenge brought shortly after the EU referendum, which suggested that under constitutional law Article 50 cannot be triggered until MPs have voted on it.
As it stands, the ruling is unlikely to scupper Prime Minister Theresa May's timetable for the Brexit process, which she has said will begin in March next year. A so-called leapfrog process has already been set up, meaning any appeal will skip over the Court of Appear and go directly to the Supreme Court for a hearing in December.
Read our profile of Gina Miller, the woman leading the Article 50 case.