'Brexit appeal is a waste of time, Parliament will respect the people', says MP John Mann

'The appeal is a waste of time, a large majority in Parliament will accept the mandate given by the British people', says MP John Mann

The High Court has ruled that Article 50 cannot be triggered without Parliament's consent

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Appealing against the High Court's decision on Article 50 is a waste of time as most MPs will still vote to leave, according to Labour MP John Mann. 

Last week the High Court ruled that Article 50 cannot be triggered without the consent of Parliament. However, the Government has appealed against this decision. 

Mann, the MP for Bassetlaw, told James Whale: "I think the appeal is a waste of time myself, I wouldn't be doing it. I think it's a side issue.

"I think there will be a clear and large majority in Parliament who accept that mandate given by the British people.

"What I've found is a majority of those who voted remain also want controls on immigration. I think a deal with the European Union on immigration, giving us good access to the single market, will be popular in this country and can be delivered."

Listen to the full interview to find out more