Historic Judgement - In a historic verdict, Theresa May and the Brexit bandwagon was derailed today, albeit temporarily, by the UK Supreme Court with the ruling that a new law would need to be passed by parliament in order to trigger article 50 which will spell out the UK’s exit from the European Union.

Supreme Court

11 Supreme Court judges, the largest panel of judges ever assembled, lead by Lord Neuberger, presided over the ruling which resulted in an eight to three victory to the ‘pro-parliament ‘campaigners. The group lead by investment banker Gina Miller were ecstatic with the result. Ms. Miller commented “No government can expect to be unanswerable or unchallenged.

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Parliament alone is sovereign.”

Whilst the #leave campaign, lead by the likes of Boris Johnson, remained confident in their plans with a 'business as usual' approach, Boris tweeting "we will trigger A50 by end of March, forward we go!" after the verdict, the significance of this ruling cannot be underestimated. This could be the chance the remain campaigners had been hoping for however, many predict that most Labour and Tory MP's will stick to the party line and vote for A50 to be triggered, albeit with some modification. There has already been some dissention in the ranks, notably Tulip Siddiq and other Labour party members plan to go against their party whip in what will be an incredibly significant day in parliament.

Opinion

As the inevitable tension mounts over the coming days, we will again be subjected to both sides of an argument we have heard many times over the last 12 months from 'Remain' and 'Leave' campaigners.

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Perhaps what should be of particular interest and debate to the voting politicians is gauging present opinion from their constituents now that we are fast approaching exit from the EU. After such a close result (52-48%) in the referendum and, the reality dawning on a vast amount of 'leave' voters on what leaving actually means to their personal livelihoods, it now seems only fair for the representatives of our constituencies, voted in by the British public, to have their say. #Brexit #Europe