Brexit | Supreme Court | Article 50

Brexit Supreme Court ruling on Article 50 vote summary

Theresa May must consult Parliament in order to trigger Article 50, the Supreme Court has ruled.

Here is a summary of their ruling:

Article 50 of the Treaty on the European Union provides, in summary terms, that, if a member state decides to withdraw from the European Union (“the EU”) ‘in accordance with its own constitutional requirements’, it should serve a notice of that intention (“a Notice”), and that the treaties which govern the EU (“the EU Treaties”) “shall cease to apply” to that member state within two years thereafter. Following the June 2016 referendum, the Government proposes to use its prerogative powers to withdraw from the EU by serving a Notice withdrawing the UK from the EU Treaties.

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