Government loses Article 50 Challenge. Brexit is for parliament not the Crown.

Ten minutes ago the Divisional Court released its judgment in the judicial review proceedings brought by Gina Miller to determine whether or not the Prime Minister can give notice to leave the EU under Article 50 of the TEU without  the authorisation of Parliament. The Lord Chief Justice has declared that the government does not have the power under the royal prerogative to give notice under article 50. A government spokesman has indicated that the judgment will be appealed in which case it will leapfrog to the Supreme Court where a hearing has been pencilled in for early December.

 

Interesting times.

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