Brexit challengers are wasting their time, says Sir Bill Cash after Supreme Court ruling

Brexit: Government won't be constrained on bill', says Sir Bill Cash after Supreme Court ruling

Gina Miller speaking in the wake of the Supreme Court ruling

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Sir Bill Cash MP has explained that while the Government may have lost the Supreme Court ruling, ministers won't be constrained in their push to trigger Article 50. 

Today, the court rejected an appeal by ministers against a High Court judgment preventing them from beginning Britain's exit from the European Union without authorisation from Parliament. 

The Prime Minister's office has said this does not change the Government's agreed Brexit timetable, which states that Article 50 will be triggered by the end of March.

Sir Bill Cash, the Conservative MP for Stone and Chair of the European Scrutiny Committee, said he accepted the ruling in an interview with Julia Hartley-Brewer, but now the focus is on producing a bill to go through Parliament.

He said: ​“We accept the outcome, although the Government says it is disappointed with it.

"The fact is, this was largely expected. Yes, there will have to be legislation, the nature of which will be prescribed by the bill.

"It's now a matter for Parliament and it appears as though the Government won’t be constrained on the form of the application."