Brexit may need a vote in Parliament

The Herald reports:

Britain’s High Court brought government plans for leaving the European Union to a screeching halt Thursday, ruling that the prime minister can’t trigger the UK’s exit from the 28-nation bloc without a vote in Parliament.

The case is considered the most important constitutional matter in a generation. The Conservative government said it would go to the country’s Supreme Court to challenge the ruling, which, if upheld, could prevent it from starting exit talks with the EU by March 31 as planned.

It will be interesting if upheld on appeal.

Even if it stands, then Parliament has to vote on but most MPs will I am confident vote in line with the referendum result, even if they personally were opposed. To do otherwise would be very risky for them electorally.

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