Brake and Leslie – Article 50 Brexit ruling shows nothing is yet set in stone

A decision by appeal judges today ruled that a Scottish court can examine claims that the UK can unilaterally revoke Article 50, which would reverse the UK’s planned exit from the EU.

Commenting, Tom Brake MP, leading supporter of Open Britain and Liberal Democrat Brexit spokesperson said:

“A successful case in the Scottish court could force the UK Government’s hand and smash their policy of destructive legal ambiguity.

“This policy has left many believing that the UK is on a one way track to Brexit, because that suits the Brexiters, when in fact the legal opinion is very clear that the UK could unilaterally revoke Article 50.”

 

Chris Leslie MP, leading supporter of Open Britain said:

“There is little doubt that the UK can halt the process triggered by Article 50, without the say so of other EU countries.

“This has a significant bearing on the options that remain open to us, including whether the public have a final say on any deal that is reached.

“Parliament has the right to change course and nothing is yet set in stone.”

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