'The Brexit court case could ironically end up in the European courts', says MP Stephen Pound

'The Brexit court case could ironically end up in the European courts', says MP Stephen Pound

Theresa May cannot trigger Article 50 without the consent of Parliament

Thursday, November 3, 2016

The Article 50 legal case could ironically end up in the European courts, according to MP Stephen Pound. 

The High Court ruled earlier today that Theresa May cannot trigger Article 50 without the consent of Parliament. The Government reacted to the news by announcing a challenge to the decision.

Pound, the Labour MP for Ealing North, told Julia Hartley-Brewer he's "a bit conflicted" about how to vote on Brexit, as his "basic instinct is the people have spoken."

However he added that "my constituency voted massively to Remain, I voted to remain, therefore is there a moral case that I vote Remain?"

He thinks "the government will appeal to the supreme Court, and then you'll get the supreme irony, if that fails, of a repeal to the European Court."

Pound also believes that David Cameron only thought about "the following week, not the following year" in his referendum calculations, "he didn't think through the consequences."

Listen to the full interview above to find out more 

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