UK government’s Brexit appeal in court

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epa05663520 Lead claimant in the Article 50 case, Gina Miller arrives at the Supreme Court in London, Britain, 07 December 2016. The Supreme Court will decide over four days whether the government has the right to trigger article 50 without a parliamentary vote. The government maintains that its executive powers, inherited through what was the royal prerogative entitles it to invoke article 50 without putting it to parliament. EPA/FACUNDO ARRIZABALAGA +++(c) dpa - Bildfunk+++

THE SUPREME Court in London staged the legal hearing this week into whether Parliament’s consent is required before official Brexit negotiations can begin.
Theresa May’s government is appealing last month’s High Court ruling that only Parliament has the authority to trigger Article 50 to start the process to take the UK out of the EU.
Campaigners, led by investment manager Gina Miller (photo) and hairdresser Deir Dos Santos, insist that decision can be taken only by Parliament.

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