Gina Miller is the Co-Founder of SCM Direct, passionate campaigner, author of the book 'RISE'. A woman who refuses to be bullied or silenced when exercising her civic responsibilities or speaking up in the public domain.
Born in the former British colony British Guiana, the business owner and activist, is better known in society for initiating the 2016 R (Miller) v Secretary of State for exiting the European Union court case against the British government to implement Brexit without approval from Parliament.
During her formative years, Gina studied law at the Polytechnic of East London (now the University of East London) but left without completing her finals because she was brutally attacked in law school. The attackers were fellow students, and the attack caused her to give up the Law degree course. The emotional trauma caused her to change tact and gained a degree in marketing, and an MSc in Human Resource Management. In a turn of events in 2017, she received an honorary Doctorate at Laws from the University of East London, thirty years from when she had originally attended as a student. Gina started a specialist financial services marketing agency in 1992, and launched the Senate investment conference programme in 1996, becoming a marketing consultant in 2006.
Gina is a leading campaigner against hidden charges in pensions and investment and what she has described as "flagrant mis-selling within the asset management market."
Gina set up the True and Fair Foundation in 2009, with the stated aim of increasing philanthropy and common good in an era of growing inequality, social fragmentation and small state funding. It aimed to encourage those who have been successful to give back to the communities that afforded them their success, lessening the burden of giving for donors and philanthropists who wish to give smarter and in an efficient and transparent manner.
In June 2016, Gina privately engaged the law firm Mishcon de Reya to challenge the authority of the British Government to invoke Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union using prerogative powers, arguing that only Parliament can take away rights that Parliament has granted.[
On 3 November 2016, the High Court of Justice ruled that Parliament had to legislate before the Government could invoke Article 50. Miller said outside the High Court: "The judgment, I hope – when it's read by the Government and they contemplate the full judgment – that they will make the wise decision of not appealing but pressing forward and having a proper debate in our sovereign Parliament, our mother of parliaments that we are so admired for all over the world"
When tenacity is never in doubt...
FROM THE SHORES OF BRITISH GUIANA TO THE DOORS OF THE UK PARLIAMENT...
Gina Miller travels from the lush botanical lands of British Guiana - now known as Guyana - as a young happy child into a traumatic experience during university to challenging the UK government over prorogating Parliament's vote concerning Brexit.
If ever you needed to listen to and understand the life journey of a charismatic, upstanding, leading individual in society then do not miss this Spotlight Conversion on the PT Show.