Thursday, September 21The Voice of London

Parliament must vote on Brexit says High Court

Theresa May’s government will have to consult Parliament before triggering Article 50. The ruling by three of England’s top judges comes as a blow to the Prime Minister, who intended to begin Brexit negotiations under royal prerogative.

Reporter: Maria Llamas Diaz | Sub-editor: Daniel Khalili-Tari

Following the ruling, there have been calls for a snap election

Theresa May still intends to trigger Article 50 at the end of March 2017. Source: Wikimedia Commons

Campaigners, including Gina Miller, took legal action which led to the High Court’s decision. Miller, said “this had to be done” when commenting on the verdict and said the case was motivated by her fear of the UK’s potential “treacherous future”.

Brexiteers have reacted with anger. Former UKIP leader, Nigel Farage, tweeted:

The pound has risen sharply since the ruling.

The government is expected to appeal the decision to the Supreme Court.

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