Supreme Court case unlikely to have much impact on Brexit, says Pro-Remain MP Jim Fitzpatrick

'The Supreme Court case may not make much difference to Brexit', says MP Jim Fitzpatrick

The Supreme Court Brexit case continues today

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

The Supreme Court Brexit case is unlikely to make much difference to Britain's departure from the European Union, says Labour MP Jim Fitzpatrick.

The dispute over whether Parliament needs to be consulted about triggering Article 50 is continuing today in the Supreme Court. 

Fitzpatrick, the MP for Poplar and Limehouse, told Julia Hartley-Brewer that the challenge which has culminated in this week's Supreme Court appeal by the Government is perfectly legitimate, as "it’s the entitlement of any citizen to take matters to court." However Julia argued that not everyone can do this as it costs a lot of money.

Fitzpatrick believes that the "majority of MPs would respect the referendum" result if the matter was voted on in Parliament, so he's "not entirely sure how much of a difference this [court case] will make," and we will begin the process of leaving "between now and the end of March."

Listen to the full interview to find out more