2. SOUNDBITE (English) Gina Miller, Lead plaintiff:
"I want to express my gratitude to the Supreme Court, my team at Mishcon de Reya, Lord Pannick QC and my other counsel, for conducting themselves with such integrity and thoughtfulness in the face of extraordinary and unwarranted criticism. In Britain we are lucky. We are fortunate to have the ability to voice legitimate concerns and views as part of a shared society. I have therefore been shocked by the levels of personal abuse that I have received from many quarters over the last seven months, for simply bringing and asking a legitimate question. I sincerely hope that, going forward, people who stand in positions of power and profile are much quicker in condemning those who cross the lines of common decency and mutual respect. Lastly, I would like to wholeheartedly thank those who have sent me the most heart-warming messages of support. They have truly helped to bolster me in this most arduous process. Thank you." (Miller turns around to leave)
The lead plaintiff in the British Supreme Court case said on Tuesday that she was shocked by the level of personal abuse she experienced for bringing the case after Britain voted to leave the EU in a June referendum
Gina Miller spoke shortly after the Supreme Court announced in a majority 8-3 decision that the government must get parliamentary approval before starting the process of leaving the European Union.
The financial entrepreneur had sued to force the government to seek Parliamentary approval before invoking Article 50.
Leaving the EU will change the fundamental rights of citizens and this can't be done without a vote of lawmakers, she had argued.