13:06 Nov. 3, 2016
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.
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.
Prime Minister Theresa May earlier said she would be ready to start the procedures as early as in March 2017.