Gina Miller admits defeat on Brexit as she calls for

Gina Miller has campaigned against the Government on Brexit for years

The Remain lawyer, Gina Miller, has admitted defeat in the Brexit battle as she called for arguments to stop as “divided nations do not prosper”.

Ms Miller, the campaigning businesswoman who defeated two Prime Ministers over legislation involving Brexit, has accepted that the UK has to move forward now that the UK has completed the transition period.

She said: “I would say that we have to now stop these arguments. I’m not going to spend 20 years obsessing about this.”

Ms Miller, who in September 2019 saw her appeal upheld by the Supreme Court after she said the prorogation of Parliament was unlawful, having successfully taken the Government to court in 2017 over the triggering of Article 50, cautioned that “there is absolutely no point in us being a divided country”. 

She told LBC’s Andrew Pierce: “Divided countries do not prosper. We have covid, we don’t know what else is coming round the corner, the future is uncertain and unless we can work together to make sure that we are not damaged as a country, I’m sorry but this will just end up being a lost opportunity.”

Ms Miller defended her work campaigning against the Government on Brexit over the years, as she said there was no one who “believes more in parliamentary sovereignty and has actioned more in defending it than I would argue myself and my team”.

She added that attention would have to be paid to the “next four or five years and if things don’t work out and damage our country in any way and we are not able to pursue the opportunities in a way that benefits our country, then we will have to think again”.

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