Brexit: Supreme Court holds that an Act of Parliament is necessary before UK Government can trigger Article 50
- On 24 January 2017
The UK Supreme Court today held by a margin of 8 judges to 3 that the UK Government cannot trigger the UK’s exit from the European Union without an Act of Parliament. It also held unanimously that UK ministers were not legally compelled to consult the devolved legislatures before triggering Article 50.
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