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    Brexit: Supreme Court says Parliament must give Article 50 go-ahead

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    Brexit: Supreme Court says Parliament must give Article 50 go-ahead




    Parliament must vote on whether the government can start the Brexit process, the Supreme Court has ruled.
    The judgement means Theresa May cannot begin talks with the EU until MPs and peers give their backing - although this is expected to happen in time for the government's 31 March deadline.

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    A sensible decision and interesting that the judgement centred on those rights of British people conferred by EU membership. These were enabled by treaties voted on by Parliament, meaning they can only be taken away by Parliament. It's likely that parliament will vote to trigger Article 50 anyway, and I can live with that more easily than I can with the decision being based solely on a tiny majority in a snapshot of public opinion on one particular day last year.

    And suppose this legal challenge had never been made . . . Imagine the government had gone ahead and triggered Article 50 with no legal challenge and no debate in Parliament. They've reached a late stage in the Article 50 procedure when out of the blue, someone** comes along and says: "Hang on a minute, I'm not sure this is legal, it might have no standing in law." Imagine if it then went to court and was ruled illegal! 2 years of Brexit negotiations down the pan! Start again!

    **for examples, maybe a lawyer, a constitutional historian, a civil servant, a campaigning remainer or maybe even an EU official.
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    This was always going to be to outcome, in her appeal to the Supreme Court May was just buying time. Then we had all of last weeks tough talking, only to be told that she cannot trigger A50 without parliamentary agreement.

    Her only chance of getting the type of BREXIT of which she has only recently spoken, would be to call for a snap general election, while the Labour Party under Corbyn are so weak and the LibsDems are dead parrots. But then there is the fixed term rule, and even if she could get round that, she won't.

    BREXIT was never going to happen, and I doubt it ever will.

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    Government loses Brexit vote appeal


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    I don't believe it as victor would say.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Borchester View Post
    It could be thought a waste of time and money. After all what will it actually change? But it does reinforce (albeit expensively) the fact that Parliament is sovereign and the the government cannot ignore that fact...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Patman Post View Post
    It could be thought a waste of time and money. After all what will it actually change? But it does reinforce (albeit expensively) the fact that Parliament is sovereign and the the government cannot ignore that fact...

    Or that the government has almost certainly rallied the troops behind it and done a deal with the opposition.

    But as you say, it is good to see the powers that be given the occasional kick in the wedding tackle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Borchester View Post
    Or that the government has almost certainly rallied the troops behind it and done a deal with the opposition.

    But as you say, it is good to see the powers that be given the occasional kick in the wedding tackle.
    I don't know what all the fuss is about it was only going one way,the Liberals and Labour will fight over it and the Tories will slaughter them in a general election.They have taken up the challenge so no going back whatever the court case says.

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    The new parliamentary democracy,it's not the will of the people that counts but the will of 650......will come back to haunt them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Patman Post View Post
    It could be thought a waste of time and money. After all what will it actually change? But it does reinforce (albeit expensively) the fact that Parliament is sovereign and the the government cannot ignore that fact...

    Or that the government has almost certainly rallied the troops behind it and done a deal with the opposition.

    But as you say, it is good to see the powers that be given the occasional kick in the wedding tackle.

    Ooops, I have sent this message twice. If someone could knock it on the head I would be obliged.

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