Prime Minister Theresa May’s attempts to launch Brexit without a vote in the British Parliament have been defeated by the highest court in the country. Tuesday’s Supreme Court ruling is a humiliation for May, who wants withdrawal from the European Union to be as “clean” as possible.
In reality, the decision will not stop Brexit from happening: Downing Street insisted minutes after the ruling that Article 50 — the legal trigger for Brexit — will still be invoked by the end of March, as planned.
Opposition parties in the houses of Parliament will try to slow down the process, tacking amendments to the legislation that is now needed.… Seguir leyendo »
It has finally happened. After months of stalling, of saying nothing but “Brexit means Brexit,” British Prime Minister Theresa May has set out her plan for how she wants the UK to leave the European Union.
The Prime Minister wants a clean break with the EU bloc. Most importantly, this will mean Britain leaving the single market. It is the “hard Brexit” that Nigel Farage, the right-wing press and many of her Conservative MPs wanted — and that many of the 16,141,241 people who voted Remain feared.
Britain also will give up its full membership in the EU customs union — spelling higher tariffs for UK exports to the EU — but could remain as an associate member.… Seguir leyendo »
British Prime Minister Theresa May has always accepted that Brexit was going to be hard.
But now that the High Court in London has ruled against her and in favor of Parliament having a vote on how the UK leaves the European Union, she is finding that this will be a very hard Brexit indeed.
In his judgment, the Lord Chief Justice said that the “most fundamental rule of the UK constitution is that Parliament is sovereign and the Crown cannot overrule Parliament and can make and unmake any law it chooses.”
The government had argued it did not need parliamentary approval to trigger Article 50, the mechanism for Britain to leave the EU, because the people had voted for this in the June 23 referendum.… Seguir leyendo »