BREXIT: No Brexit for UK government without Parliament's approval

13:06 Nov. 3, 2016

No Brexit for UK government without Parliament's approval

Financial entrepreneur Gina Miller, one of the claimants who challenged plans for Brexit, leaves the High Court in London, Thursday Nov. 3, 2016. (AP Photo)

England's High Court rules that government requires parliament's approval to trigger EU divorce

The court ruling says that parliamentarians must approve Article 50 process. The UK Government already announced it will appeal against the decision. 

Article 50 of Lisbon treaty describes the procedure of going out of European Union. It should start with formal discussions, which are now impossible without the parliament's consent. 

Read more Britain will need months of preparation to start Brexit talks

A government spokesman said the government "is disappointed" by the High Court's judgment. 

"The country voted to leave the European Union in a referendum approved by Act of Parliament," he said "And the government is determined to respect the result of the referendum. We will appeal this judgment ", reports BBC.

Read more Brexit could take up to six years to complete - Foreign Secretary

Prime Minister Theresa May earlier said she would be ready to start the procedures as early as in March 2017. 

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