A High Court ruling denies government appeal in historic case over Brexit

The court found that the British Government does not have the right to enable Article 50 without consulting with MPs first.

The Government appealed against the original ruling given in November which stated it would be unlawful for it to rely on its executive powers to implement the decisions made in the June Referendum.

Although this ruling doesn’t stop Article 50, it gives MPs who oppose Brexit the chance to have a say on when and how we leave – this could hinder the Prime Minister’s plans to begin motions to leave the EU by Spring.

The High Court however did not rule that devolved powers such as those in Wales and Scotland would have a separate say on the matter – it is solely for MPs.

By Isabelle Truscott

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