Theresa May insists Brexit timetable 'unchanged' despite High Court Article 50 verdict

Theresa May insists Brexit timetable 'unchanged' despite High Court Article 50 verdict

Theresa May

Friday, November 4, 2016

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May has insisted the timetable for the UK's secession from the European Union remains "unchanged" despite yesterday's setback in the High Court.

Judges ruled that Mrs May, who has said she plans to start the severance procedure in March, must consult Parliament before triggering Article 50, the clause which will begin the process.

The Government has been granted leave to appeal the High Court decision and the appeal will be heard in the Supreme Court in December.

The Prime Minister has reportedly told Angela Merkel and Jean-Claude Juncker that she wouldn't be derailed by the High Court ruling. However, leading Brexit opponents have made it clear they would use the opportunity of parliamentary votes to amend any Bill in order to bind May’s hands in the negotiations.