Saturday, November 5, 2016
Brexit ruling will not derail article 50 timetable, says No 10
Theresa May’s plan to trigger Brexit by the end of March will not be derailed by a high court ruling that parliament must vote on the decision, No 10 has insisted.
May’s official spokeswoman confirmed the government would appeal against the decision in the supreme court, while claiming there would be no delay to the process of leaving the EU.
However, the ruling that parliament has to approve the triggering of article 50 has already sparked excitement among many formerly pro-remain MPs, who see the opportunity to put the brakes on any move towards a “hard Brexit”.
It also gave further hope to the Scottish government of getting a greater say in the move towards leaving the EU.read more..