The UK Supreme court has ordered Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Theresa may to seek approval from the Parliament before the beginning of Brexit. About it reports Reuters.
This decision was taken by eight votes against three. “The Supreme court decided that the government could not enact article 50 without the approval of Parliament”, — said in a statement. In this case, that may not need to obtain the approval of the legislative bodies of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
According to the Agency, this decision will allow the British government to avoid a guaranteed blocking of the decision on withdrawal from the EU in any of these organs, but can significantly slow down the process Brexit. Despite the fact that the majority of the members of the British Parliament’s negative attitude towards withdrawal from the European Union, the opposition labour party has already stated that it would not vote against Brexit, but will do anything to protect the interests of British workers.
In November last year may have declared its intention to begin formal negotiations with the European Union on Brexit at the end of March 2017.
A referendum on the country’s withdrawal from the EU took place on 23 June. For Brexit voted more than half of Britons who took part in the plebiscite. The Prime Minister David Cameron has resigned, and his place was taken by Theresa may.