03 November 2016 - High Court judges to give legal verdict on Brexit
Owen Bowcott (The Guardian, 03/11/2016)
The lord chief justice is to deliver the high court’s momentous decision on whether parliament or the government has the constitutional power to trigger Brexit.
After less than three weeks considering the politically charged case with two other senior judges, Lord Thomas of Cwmgiedd will read out a summary of their decision at 10am on Thursday to a packed courtroom in London’s Royal Courts of Justice.
In order to prevent leaks of the market-sensitive ruling, which involves a large number of parties, preliminary drafts of the judgment have unusually not been sent out in advance to the lawyers.
Triggering Article 50
Laura Hughes (The Telegraph, 03/11/2016)
Opponents argue the prime minister cannot use the prerogative to trigger Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty without the prior authority of Parliament and a vote from MPs.
Gina Miller, the anti-Brexit campaigner who is leading the campaign against the government, has been accused by the Attorney General of attempting to subvert the democratic will of the British people.
Role of the Parliament
The High Court is to rule on whether the government can begin the formal process of leaving the European Union without consulting Parliament.
Senior judges heard a challenge last month from campaigners who argue Prime Minister Theresa May does not have the power to invoke Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty without MPs' approval.
The PM has promised to trigger Article 50 by the end of March 2017.
(Reuters UK, 03/11/2016)
Britain could still change its mind about Brexit after triggering its formal divorce talks with the European Union, the man who drafted Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty told the BBC.
Prime Minister Theresa May has said she will invoke Article 50 by the end of March, kicking off two years of divorce negotiations.
"You can change your mind while the process is going on," John Kerr, a former British ambassador to the EU who drafted Article 50, told BBC TV.
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