Julia asks Brexit legal challenge donor: 'what gives you the right to buy influence?'

Supreme Court Brexit ruling 'was always going to be a victory', says Charlie Mullins

Charlie Mullins arriving at the Supreme Court ahead of the verdict

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Julia Hartley-Brewer challenged one of the leading donors behind the Brexit legal challenge on her show this morning, asking why he feels entitled to greater influence than ordinary people just because he's rich.

Charlie Mullins, founder of Pimlico Plumbers, appeared on Julia's show after the Supreme Court ruled that Theresa May cannot trigger Article 50 without going through Parliament. The ruling followed a legal challenge brought by investment fund manager Gina Miller last year.

Julia suggested it was unfair that Mullins and Miller can use their wealth to buy influence in Brexit, and suggested they are wasting their money because MPs have already pledged to vote to trigger Article 50.

Mullins said:  "It’s such a shame to have to come here to the Supreme Court. It’s so obvious that Parliament needed to be involved. Now they are, we can negotiate a softer Brexit and do the best we can for Britain."

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