Yesterday, the High Court ruled that Theresa May's government does not have the power to trigger article 50 and initiate Britain's withdrawal from the European Union without the consent of Parliament.
Today's newspaper headlines have summarised the great gnashing of teeth amongst those Brexit supporters who believe the High Court decision is a pro-EU move (it isn't).
From the bizarre to the downright frightening, here are the best reactions to those headlines.
Is the free GIANT map of Britain for use when we're hunting down the ENEMIES OF THE STATE? pic.twitter.com/ibe8FssjLL— Robert Hutton (@RobDotHutton) November 3, 2016
"We want UK judges deciding on UK legal matters!"— Law and policy (@Law_and_policy) November 3, 2016
- UK judges decide on UK legal matters.
"ENEMIES OF THE PEOPLE!"
If the worst they can say about you is you're an OPENLY GAY EX-OLYMPIC FENCER TOP JUDGE, you've basically won life. pic.twitter.com/j8tUTjODuP— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) November 3, 2016
GAY. A GAY. IN THE JUDGES. GAY. OPENLY. GAY. pic.twitter.com/VWRgwT1wE1— Martin F. Robbins (@mjrobbins) November 3, 2016
The front page attacks on the 3 judges for basically just doing their job is scary. This is fast becoming a dystopian land.— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) November 3, 2016
The response to the court's decision on Article 50 so far... pic.twitter.com/k3ftif3blY— Stig Abell (@StigAbell) November 3, 2016
"Do they look evil enough?"— Jack Tindale (@JackTindale) November 3, 2016
"I was thinking the same."
"Try a blue filter."
"There we go." pic.twitter.com/wk1EChkTzP
Political stability & strong, independent institutions. Taken for granted when you have them, missed when you don't. https://t.co/9CTHcAt3o8— Duncan Weldon (@DuncanWeldon) November 3, 2016
These newspapers already look like the exhibits of a museum- one which documents the steps leading up to something truly awful happening pic.twitter.com/KQhaKR4ykA— Marj Johnston (@marj_cat) November 3, 2016
Genuinely: what do their staff - most of whom are decent people - think each time a front page steps that much closer to full-on facism? https://t.co/bM64fgODkR— Ajit Niranjan (@NiranjanAjit) November 4, 2016
To be clear, Brexit is still happening - the timetable just got more complicated. The government declared it would appeal the decision in the Supreme Court, which will meet in early December to have another look at whether Theresa May has to allow Parliament to discuss the use of article 50.
We'll see you again in January when the Supreme Court ruling will set all this off all over again.