Professor Steve Peers has told Julia Hartley-Brewer that the Brexit High Court verdict is hugely surprising, as no-one was told prior to the vote that MPs had the right to veto their decision.
Peers, of Essex University, was speaking to talkRADIO after the High Court ruled Theresa May does not have the right to trigger Article 50 and begin the process of separation from the European Union without consulting MPs.
Peers said: "Noone stood up and said Parliament had the right to overturn this," and said MPs must think "very carefully" about how they handle the issue.
"I would be amazed, genuinely amazed, if MPs who have been given such an unambiguous message from the British people decided they would overturn the message of the British people," Peers said.
"If that were the, case a lot of the distrust and cynicism about British politics who will be massively enhanced."
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