According to #Brexit secretary David Davis, Article 50 cannot be triggered before an Act of Parliament have passed through both House of Lords and House of Commons, unless the government can overturn the High Court ruling that happened Thursday.
Three senior judges upheld Mays powers to trigger the referendum as she wanted to use her royal prerogatives to leave instead of formally applying for an EU exit by the end of March 2017.
The government has been given the go-ahead to appeal the ruling at the Supreme Court. “It is like a bullet leaving a gun”, a reporter for the Sky News program “All Out Politics” said.
The historic case hands the Parliament opportunity to challenge, or even delay, the process of leaving the European Union, but the campaigners are saying that this is not about anything else than politics and UK law policies.
Business and philanthropist, Gina Miller, who was one of the main claimants who led the challenge, said the intention was to “answer a fundamental legal question about the powers that can be used by the prime minister and whether they can side-step parliament”, according to The Guardian.
Parliament voted for the people to decide
It was the 1972 European Communities Act that gave the parliament the victory in yesterdays High Court drama. The Act shows that the government does not have the power to leave the EU without Parliaments approval. The remedy would be the Parliament forwarding and passing a bill or a white paper.
The Brexit secretary also stated: Parliament voted six to one to give the decision to the people, no ifs or buts, and that´s why we are appealing this to get on with delivering the best deal for Britain - that´s the best deal for growth, the best deal for investment, the best deal for jobs”. He added: "It will certainly allow the opportunity to debate the issues surrounding Brexit but it is worth bearing in mind that it's a bit difficult to fetter the government as to what it should do after Article 50 is triggered because actually, what the government can deliver is entirely dependent on the negotiating position of the 27 other member states. So you can't really order the government to stay in the single market because that may not be something that the government can deliver,” according to The Independent. #Theresamay #Article50