Supreme Court Ruling

January 25th, 2017

The Supreme Court has decided that Parliament must vote on whether the government can trigger the Brexit Process.


The Supreme Court has voted 8-3 that Parliament must be consulted before the government can trigger Article 50. They also voted unanimously that devolved power (i.e. Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales) does not need to be consulted. This is so that the exiting process can mirror the entry process into the EC -European Communities- which was achieved through and Act of Parliament in 1972. This decision was reached based on the point of law. EU law, once Article 50 is triggered, would become UK law. The Supreme Court believes that the impact would be so great that the government cannot trigger Article 50 without the prior approval of Parliament.

Here is a reminder of what this decision could mean

What will happen in the Supreme Court say Parliament must be Consulted before Article 50 is Triggered?
What will happen in the Supreme Court say Parliament must be Consulted before Article 50 is Triggered?

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