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Daily Mail attacks judge who blocked Brexit for being ‘openly gay’

Daily Mail attacks judge who blocked Brexit for being ‘openly gay’

Sir Terence Etherton mocked my Daily Mail for being 'openly gay'

MailOnline, the net version of the Daily Mail, is being heavily mocked for using the term ‘openly gay’ to attack one of the three judges who ruled MPs must be given a vote on Brexit.

Today three judges at the High Court decided Prime Minister Theresa May does not have the power to trigger Article 50 to remove the UK from the European Union without approval of parliament.

The nation voted on Brexit in June which 48.1% voted remain and 51.9% voted leave. It triggered an economic downturn, the resignation of David Cameron, and international instability.

And in a story attacking the judges posted on MailOnline, it was headlined: ‘The judges who blocked Brexit: One founded a EUROPEAN law group, another charged the taxpayer millions for advice and the third is an openly gay ex-Olympic fencer’.

The third was a reference to Sir Terence Etherton.

MailOnline soon removed the references to Sir Terence’s sexuality or to him as a third judge at all, although there is now a single, contextual reference.

The website was widely mocked on Twitter.

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