Britain’s high court rules parliament must have its say on Brexit

Businesswoman Gina Miller (c), at the centre of the legal challenge to ensure parliament is consulted before Theresa May triggers Article 50, outside the court yesterday after the ruling /Photo: EFE

THE UK Parliament must vote on whether Britain can start the process of leaving the EU, the High Court ruled yesterday (Thursday).
The judgment means Theresa May’s government cannot trigger Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty to launch Brexit without the consent of MPs.
However, the government is appealing, with a further hearing expected next month in the Supreme Court.
A Downing Street spokesman said the UK government had no intention of letting the judgment derail Article 50 or ‘the timetable we have set out’.






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