Brexit group’s campaign brands Supreme Court judges ‘enemies of the people’ within minutes of verdict

Leave.EU mocks up the justices as "enemies of the people" in a social media campaign. Photograph: Fa

Leave.EU mocks up the justices as "enemies of the people" in a social media campaign. Photograph: Facebook. - Credit: Archant

Pro-Brexit campaign group Leave.EU launched a series of social media posts branding the 'unaccountable lawyers' behind the Supreme Court verdict 'enemies of the people'.

Leave.EU brands Supreme Court judges enemies of the people. Photograph: Facebook.

Leave.EU brands Supreme Court judges enemies of the people. Photograph: Facebook. - Credit: Archant

In an image updated using an old Daily Mail front, the campaign group superimposed a picture of the justices from the Supreme Court to make it relevant for 2019.

In one social media post the group writes that it "is a dark day for our country that will not be forgotten by the pro-Brexit majority".

It explains to its Brexiteer audience that "a panel of unaccountable lawyers have totally overturned our constitutional order in a desperate attack on the democratic will of 17.4m British voters."

The post is being used to recruit new supporters and additional funding for its campaigning.

Leave.EU brands Supreme Court judges enemies of the people. Photograph: Facebook.

Leave.EU brands Supreme Court judges enemies of the people. Photograph: Facebook. - Credit: Archant


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The group also personally single out some of the justices involved in the decision.

It claims they were "wedded to the European Union" because some have advised the EU, worked with Tony Blair, and have sat on the European Court of Human Rights.

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The posts were added to their Facebook page within minutes of the decision, with thousands of people sharing the images.

One said: "I am totally disgusted, unbelievable. Would it be possible to know which way these judges voted in the referendum. I'm betting all remain."

Leave.EU brands Supreme Court judges enemies of the people. Photograph: Facebook.

Leave.EU brands Supreme Court judges enemies of the people. Photograph: Facebook. - Credit: Archant

Another responded: "The establishment have once more shown their complete contempt for democracy".

"Wow so now he have a completely broken parliament AND judicial system, where on earth do we go from here?" fumed a third.

But others branded the posts "unbelievable" as the posts did the rounds on Twitter.

Dr Catrin Griffiths said: "The lines are drawn here: you either support the rule of law, or you don't."

Nick Crossland wrote: "Is this the point at which those behind Leave finally get found out? How can they support breaking the law?"

"It's started. Leavers allegedly desperate to preserve the traditions of our democracy fail to recognise that today is a stunning triumph for democracy" said James Laddie QC.

"This is totally absurd. The Supreme Court defended the supremacy of parliament as set out in the Bill of Rights 1689. Parliamentary sovereignty was rightly defended today, as it is the proper role of the court to do" responded James Armstrong.

Paulie Doyle joked: "I voted to leave because we should be able to enforce our own laws. No not those ones."

Earlier this month it was revealed the former journalist behind the Daily Mail's original headline received a resignation honour from Theresa May for "service to the public".

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