Supreme Court is set to rule on whether Theresa May needs Parliamentary approval to trigger Brexit
The court is widely expected to uphold last year’s High Court ruling in favour of campaigners who say she must ask MPs and peers before invoking Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty.
Sources say the Government has drawn up “around four” drafts of legislation if it loses.
Any Bill would be kept short and to the point to help rush it through by Mrs May’s deadline of March 31.
Extra complexity is required if the judges rule that devolved assemblies in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have a say.
The court is widely expected to uphold the ruling in favour of campaigners for a Commons vote
May's Brexit speech: Europe reacts
Tue, January 17, 2017
Politicians and celebrities tweet their reaction as Theresa May unveils her 12 point plan for Britain leaving the EU.
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The British Prime Minister Delivers Her Brexit Speech
Meanwhile, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn’s policy remained mired in confusion yesterday as he refused to say if he will make his MPs back Brexit talks.
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He said only that he would “ask” his mutinous troops to respect the result of June’s referendum and signalled his determination to place new demands on Government.
He vowed Labour would table amendments to get guarantees on issues such as the environment, workers’ rights and the single market.