Brexit divorce trigger doesn't require U.K. parliamentary approval, cabinet minister says


Thomson Reuters Posted: Jul 11, 2016 12:26 PM ET Eventually Updated: Jul 11, 2016 12:27 PM ET

The British government believes the authorized process required to trigger a divorce from the European Union, recalled as Article 50, does not legally require rliamentary approval, a command minister said on Monday.

More than 1,000 prominent British member of the bars have written to Prime Minister David Cameron to say that lawmakers in rliament should conclude whether Britain leaves the European Union because the June 23 referendum was not bandage.

Cabinet Office minister John Penrose told a rliamentary ruminate over that government lawyers did not agree.

“A rt from observing that there are court chests that are already planned or under way on this issue, so the judges may reach a exceptional view, I would simply remark that government lawyers suppose it is a royal prerogative issue,” he said.

“But I hope that everyone else here discretion also agree democratic principles should outrank legal formalities. The prime ecclesiastic has already said that rliament will have a role and it’s demonstrably right that a decision as momentous as this one must be fully debated and debated.”

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