Despite Mrs May’s speech, there are still some tragic figures in our public life who pretend to be democratic politicians, but who wish to subvert and ignore democracy. The ridiculous Tim Farron, semi-hysterical leader of the Liberal Democrats, has rebuked Jeremy Corbyn for asking Labour MPs to vote for the triggering of Article 50. Mr Farron and his eight Lib Dem colleagues seem to think they should exercise a veto on the views of 17.2 million people.
But, far worse, we have Nicola Sturgeon manufacturing such outrage at what Mrs May said that, despite the people of Scotland saying they wish to stay in the United Kingdom, she says there may have to be another referendum because she will not accept being in the United Kingdom. Since she needs Westminster’s authority for a referendum – which, by the way, she would lose – and there is no sign of that, is she planning to declare UDI?