- Oct 16, 2012
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Among others, a hairdresser has raised £27k in crowdfunding and has launched a case against Brexit. It will turn on who approves/decides to push the article 50 button, Ms May on her own, or the London parliament.
Brexit legality to be challenged for the first time in the courts | Business News | News | The Independent
If May mentions it in parliament, what is she going to say that we don't know? I.E., "we have a few deals in the pipeline, but we can't sign anything off with the EU, or the rest of the world, until I start article 50".
MPs could then debate - what? The referendum act was approved by them and signed off in late 2015.
European Union Referendum Act 2015
The referendum happened as planned. Nobody is saying it was conducted badly. Everyone knows the questions and the result.
If the MPs voted to stop her effecting article 50, how would that be done without an overwhelming majority? All they could do is express their dismay at the democratic result. They have all been over-optimistic or fibbed in past campaigns, so the Brexit fibs / over-optimism isn't anything new.
Have we any legal eagles to shed light on this?