MPs' consent 'not needed for Article 50 to trigger Brexit'

MPs' consent 'not needed for Article 50 to trigger Brexit'
 

Consent from Parliament is "not required" for Theresa May to go ahead with getting Brexit under way, the High Court has heard.
Attorney General Jeremy Wright said it was a "proper and well established" principle that governments use the royal prerogative in such cases.
But those bringing the case argue that it is vital MPs and peers get a say.
Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, which starts the Brexit process, is to be triggered by the end of next March.
Campaigners say the prime minister lacks the power to do this without the prior authorisation of Parliament.
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17 October 2016 in Politics, Views: 49
Source: BBC
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