Brexit Article 50 verdict: Government challenge to be heard in early December

Thursday, November 3, 2016

The Government's challenge to this morning's Brexit High Court verdict will be heard in December, it has been announced.

Earlier today the High Court upheld a challenge to June's EU referendum result by investment fund manager Gina Miller, who said the Government has no right to use the Royal Prerogative to force through Brexit.

A panel of three judges sided with Miller and ruled that Prime Minister Theresa May must consult Parliament before triggering Article 50. Almost three-quarters of MPs voted to Remain in June's referendum. 

Mrs May had previously promised to allow MPs a debate on the issue, but not a formal vote.

In the aftermath of the verdict, the Government said it was "disappointed" by the verdict but said it would respect the will of the British people. 

Read more about the High Court ruling via the following links: 

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