Brexit wars hot up
Law firm Mishcon de Reya has launched a legal tirade against the government to ensure Article 50 isn’t triggered without an act in parliament.
For those of you who don’t know, Article 50 is the two-year process for the UK to formally exit the European Union.
Kasra Nouroozi, a Mishcon de Reya partner, said: “We must ensure that the Government follows the correct process to have legal certainty and protect the UK Constitution and the sovereignty of Parliament in these unprecedented circumstances.
“The result of the Referendum is not in doubt, but we need a process that follows UK law to enact it.
“The outcome of the Referendum itself is not legally binding and for the current or future prime minister to invoke Article 50 without the approval of Parliament is unlawful.
“We must make sure this is done properly for the benefit of all UK citizens. Article 50 simply cannot be invoked without a full debate and vote in Parliament.”
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