Thursday September 24, 2020

What could shock Brexit ruling mean?

Ruling would force Commons vote on Article 50, but government will appeal

3rd November, 2016
Gina Miller speaks after the High Court rules on Article 50 case. Pic: Getty

Judge John Thomas ruled that Britain must hold a vote in parliament before triggering Article 50 of the EU treaty, which sets a two-year countdown to Brexit in motion.

May had said she planned to start the Brexit negotiations by the end of March.

“If notice is given under Article 50, it will inevitably have the effect of changing domestic law,” Judge Thomas said.

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