Beyond Brexit: Gina Miller on the Article 50 court case and the future

by Gina Miller in conversation with Hettie O’Brien

The triggering of Article 50 this week marked the beginning of Britain’s uncoupling from the European Union. While much ink has already been spilt over Brexit, few can agree about what it will mean for the future of the United Kingdom. Gina Miller, the UK business owner, became well-known for drawing attention to what she termed the ‘elephant in the room’ of the Brexit legal process. Along with London-based hairdresser Deir Tozetti Dos Santos and the People’s Challenge Group, Miller launched a crowdfunded court case against the UK government, claiming that it had illegally used its executive powers to invoke Article 50. This, Miller argued, was a breach of parliamentary sovereignty, and a threat to democracy. She has since faced numerous death threats and has been branded a ‘bremoaner’ and ‘chief wrecker’ by the pro-Brexit press. In an appearance on the Andrew Marr show, she clashed with Nigel Farage over their divergent opinions on sovereignty. The day after Theresa May triggered Article 50, In the Long Run’s Hettie O’Brien spoke to the businesswoman and philanthropist about her hopes for the negotiations.