Gina Miller: the woman who took on the UK government and won – twice

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The businesswoman and Brexit legal campaigner has a long history as a self-starter

Entrepreneur Gina Miller rose to prominence when she challenged the UK government in 2016 over its authority to trigger article 50 without parliamentary approval. When the supreme court ruled in her favour in January 2017, she became a hate figure for many Brexit supporters, subject to intense vitriol.

In the same month as the judgment, the Metropolitan police revealed it had issued eight “cease and desist” notices to people who had sent Miller threatening messages.

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