First court challenge to Brexit fails

Belfast judge says beyond court's power to interfere in process

28th October, 2016
Now London court ruling on Brexit challenge awaited. Pic: Getty

A judge in Northern Ireland has rejected a pair of challenges to the Brexit process, removing at least one obstacle to British Prime Minister Theresa May’s plan to begin severing ties with

the European Union by the end of March.

Justice Paul Maguire said that it was beyond the power of the Belfast court to interfere in the process of triggering Article 50 to leave the EU.

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