Brexit Article 50 verdict: Government's appeal will fail, says Leave campaigner Brendan Chilton

Brexit Article 50 verdict: Government's appeal will fail, says Leave campaigner Brendan Chilton

Boris Johnson and his fellow Leave campaigners must now fight back, says Brendan Chilton

Thursday, November 3, 2016

The Government's legal challenge to the Article 50 High Court verdict is likely to fail, according to Labour Leave campaigner Brendan Chilton.

Chilton, the general secretary of Labour Leave, was speaking to Julia Hartley-Brewer after the High Court upheld a legal challenge to Brexit by investment fund manager Gina Miller, who argued that the Government has no right to trigger Article 50 and lave the European Union without consulting Parliament.

Chilton said he and his fellow leave campaigners are now "in retreat" as "momentum in building [around] those who want those who want this vote and those who campaigned to Remain."

However Chilton, who is also a councillor in Stanhope, said the Brexiteers must now go on the counter-offensive and fight back against the Remain side.

Listen to the full interview by clicking above.

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

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