Brexit High Court verdict: Parliamentary vote on Article 50 doesn't bypass the public, says Iain Wright MP

Parliament vote on Article 50 'doesn't bypass will of the British public', says Iain Wright MP

The aftermath of the ruling

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Iain Wright MP has said that a Parliamentary vote on Article 50 "doesn't bypass the will of the British public."

Today, the High Court ruled that Theresa May can't trigger exit negotiations with the EU without Parliament's consent. The Prime Minister had previously stated that she planned to trigger the article at the end of March 2017. 

The Government plans to appeal the decision in a hearing scheduled for early December. 

Wright, the MP for Hartlepool and the Chair of the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee, explained that having a vote is not "bypassing the will of the British public" because they will still have a say on "the final deal."

Listen to the interview above.