The anti-Brexit campaigner Gina Miller has been voted as the most influential black person in the United Kingdom in a recent poll.
That’s an interesting choice of words as far as we are concerned as the term ‘influential’ doesn’t imply whether her legal actions were ‘right’ or ‘wrong.’
Naturally we feel that the whole saga was a huge waste of both time and taxpayers’ money as the Article 50 Bill passed through parliament without as much as a whimper, but to other people she is some sort of ‘hero of the people’ who achieved something amazing.
According to a report on the BBC:
Businesswoman Gina Miller has been named as Britain’s most influential black person.
The 52-year-old led the successful Brexit legal challenge which ruled parliament had to vote on whether Theresa May could trigger Article 50.
Ms Miller topped the 2018 Powerlist of 100 people, which recognises those of African and African Caribbean heritage.
British Vogue editor Edward Enninful and grime artist Stormzy have also been included in this year’s list.
Those named were decided by an independent panel – including former High Court judge Dame Linda Dobbs and former Apprentice winner Tim Campbell. They rated nominees on their “ability to change lives and alter events”.
That last line doesn’t quite sit right as far as we are concerned as we do not believe that Miller significantly changed any lives or altered events.
All that she achieved was to delay the Brexit process and actually cause a greater level of aggravation as the Article 50 vote in the House of Commons led to a number of MPs voting against ‘the will of the people’ when many would argue that the referendum result gave the government a mandate to just get on with it anyway.
Who knows what she may have up her sleeve next.