On Being an Enemy of the People
Alexander Douglas
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It’s quite straightforward, the Sovereign handed over power of law making/changing to Parliament many years ago, HM Government can only act within the law and cannot itself make or change the law.

Triggering Article 50, whilst not changing the law immediately will irrevocably change the law in the future, as only Parliament is allowed to make/change the law, only Parliament can trigger Article 50.

The Members of Parliament did not pass a law that made the referendum result binding on HM Government and as such the Members of Parliament must now debate the result and decide whether they will make a law that allows/forces HM Government to act.

HM Government is accountable to Parliament and the Members of Parliament are accountable to their electorate.