A ruling by the U.K. High Court concerning Brexit has angered sections of the British press and public, with many of them expressing their frustration on social media.
On Thursday, the High Court ruled that the U.K. government must pass a vote in the country's parliament to trigger Article 50 and begin the process of leaving the European Union. The ruling reinforces the sovereignty of parliament to pass laws and decisions affecting the U.K.
The ruling caused frustration among those in favour of Brexit, with fears that the move may delay the U.K. from leaving.
The responses to the event shine a spotlight on the deep divisions that remain in the U.K. following the June referendum.
The judges in the court case came under fire from British newspapers including the Daily Express and the Daily Mail.
Many politicians attacked the decision. Nigel Farage, former leader of the U.K. Independence Party, who was a leading figure in the campaign for Britain to leave the European Union, called the decision a betrayal and tweeted that he was beginning to question the independence of the U.K. judiciary.
Conservative MP David Davies was also unhappy with the decision and criticised the judges.
Other politicians welcomed the decision, such as Vince Cable, a former member of parliament for the Liberal Democrat party.
Meanwhile, many members of the public criticised those who attacked the judges' decision.
Others pointed out the irony of the complaints against the judges' decision, as one of the arguments put forward by those in favour of leaving the European Union was that the U.K. parliament and its courts would regain control over the country's laws.