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The High Court has decided that Theresa May and her government cannot trigger Article 50 without agreement from parliament.

And there is uproar. The people overwhelmingly voted for Brexit by the massive landslide of 52% to 48% of the electorate, and now the elites, our judges, or at least The High Court, has decided that despite the result of the referendum, which was at least in part was about giving parliament sovereignty, only parliament has sovereignty over deciding its sovereignty.

UKIP leadership candidate Suzanne Evans called for "activist judges" to be sacked. She tweeted "How dare these activist judges attempt to overturn our will? It's a power grab & undermines democracy."

The elites have won again, and have used a little thing called The Law to decide that Theresa May can not make decisions about Brexit without the agreement of parliament.

Still, there is hope for the government because it can appeal to a higher elite, The Supreme Court: The House of Lords.

And it can no doubt get around this, perhaps by having a quick one-day debate.

Lord Thomas of Cwmgiedd, the lord Chief Justice said: "The most fundamental rule of the UK constitution is that parliament is sovereign”.

He added: "The court does not accept the argument put forward by the government. There is nothing in the 1972 European Communities Act to support it. In the judgment of the court the argument is contrary both to the language used by parliament in the 1972 act, and to the fundamental principles of the sovereignty of parliament and the absence of any entitlement on the part of the crown to change domestic law by the exercise of its perrogative powers.”

Interestingly the pound jumped on the news, up almost a cent against the dollar to 1.2409, within minutes of the announcement (from 1.2329 earlier in the morning) and by a similar amount against the euro, to 1.1201.