BREAKING NEWS: Article 50 and Brexit

The Divisional Court has upheld an application brought against the government, and held that the government does not have prerogative power to invoke Article 50 without a vote by Parliament.

This means that Article 50 cannot be invoked without a vote by Parliament. Theresa May (or, more probably, the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, David Davis) cannot invoke Article 50 without Parliament’s approval.

This is possibly the most important constitutional case of the century.  News is also breaking that the Divisional Court has certified the case as suitable for a ‘leapfrog’ appeal straight to the Supreme Court (although the Supreme Court still needs to give permission).

See the judgment here.

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Sara Torpy

Group Communications Executive

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