Among others, a hairdresser has raised £27k in crowdfunding and has launched a case against Brexit. It will turn on who approves/decides to push the article 50 button, Ms May on her own, or the London parliament.
If May mentions it in parliament, what is she going to say that we don't know? I.E., "we have a few deals in the pipeline, but we can't sign anything off with the EU, or the rest of the world, until I start article 50".
MPs could then debate - what? The referendum act was approved by them and signed off in late 2015.
The referendum happened as planned. Nobody is saying it was conducted badly. Everyone knows the questions and the result.
If the MPs voted to stop her effecting article 50, how would that be done without an overwhelming majority? All they could do is express their dismay at the democratic result. They have all been over-optimistic or fibbed in past campaigns, so the Brexit fibs / over-optimism isn't anything new.
Have we any legal eagles to shed light on this?
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At an end of the summit on Friday, Mr Fico said that he and other Central European leaders whose citizens make up much of the EU migrant population in Britain would not let those people become "second class citizens". But in the interview with Reuters news agency on Saturday, he went further. "V4 [Visegrad group] countries will be uncompromising," he said. "Unless we feel a guarantee that these people are equal, we will veto any agreement between the EU and Britain."
BREAKING: UK High Court rules that Brexit requires parliamentary votes.
It's been announced just now on Sky News that the government's Brexit strategy will require the approval of parliament. This means the government cannot trigger Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty on its own.
Downing Street says it will appeal the decision to the Supreme Court.
Faisal Islam, the Sky News political correspondent has just quoted the judgment. It's not a marginal victory: it's an "emphatic victory". It goes right back to the 1972 EEC accession bill.
Some further points:
the main appellant is pro-Brexit. He voted to leave the EU. He took the case to defend "parliamentary sovereignty"
the referendum was "advisory only". No-one guaranteed that the vote of the people had to be honoured.
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