High Court Article 50 verdict: MPs don't really want a vote on Brexit, says John Redwood

'The judges got it catastrophically wrong', says John Redwood MP after High Court ruling

John Redwood MP

Thursday, November 3, 2016

John Redwood MP has blasted the judges in the High Court who ruled that MPs will have a say on when Article 50 is triggered - and suggested Britain's lawmakers aren't too bothered about voting on Brexit.

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, but now needs a majority vote in the House of Commons to do so.

Redwood, the MP for Wokingham, called the decision "catastrophically wrong" adding that if MPs wanted a vote on Brexit, they could have done so already.

"The other thing the judges don't seem to understand is that Parliament can have a vote on Article 50 at any time," Redwood said. "The fact they didn't implies to me suggests Parliament is quite relaxed about Article 50. 

"We really don't want the courts getting in the way of the British people's decision or its implementation."

Listen to the interview above. 

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