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Supreme Court debates if PM May can use a regal prerogative to implement Brexit

Wednesday, December 7th 2016 - 11:57 UTC
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Four day debate Five months after United Kingdom's referendum to abandon the European Union, the question of who actually gets to pull the trigger on Brexit remains a muddle. Prime Minister Theresa May says she does. A high-level British court argued otherwise last month, ruling that Parliament must have a say. Now it’s up to the U.K. Supreme Court, which this week began hearing arguments in a case that could complicate May’s plan to set in motion Britain’s exit by the end of March. Read full article


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  • ElaineB

    There has been a lot of hysterical reporting about this. It is good to debate the law around this and have a ruling as it will stop future frivolous law-suits. If it isn't done now the legality or not will cast a shadow over all negotiations.

    Dec 07th, 2016 - 12:16 pm - Link - Report abuse +2
  • Voice

    She is doing a Cameron, needlessly put herself in a position of losing especially when she was advised not to appeal...
    We all know what Cameron had to do when he lost...

    Dec 07th, 2016 - 12:47 pm - Link - Report abuse -2
  • Fidel_CasTroll

    Hahahaha, hillarious.

    The British Parliament and Prime Minister discussing how to execute Brexit and how the “final package” should be in protracted negotiations is one of the funniest stories in a long time.

    This is like 3 little siblings having “protracted negotiations” with each other over the summer holidays over the terms of attending school in the upcoming school year. What time they want to wake up in the morning, how many days a week to go to schoool, which classes to attend and which to skip, what to have for breakfast, which books they want to read, how they want to dress.

    ... And after all that, on the first day of school, the parents come over to their room “get up!”, “put your uniform on”, “eat your oatmeal!”, “hurry up!”, and then in class the teachers are like “if you skip class you will stand on the principal's office for two hours”, “you must read the following books, no choice!”, “do this, do that!”.

    That's exactly what the UK will face after all their “negotiations” with themselves, and when they finally on THEIR first day of school face the reality of meeting the people who really run the show:

    When will the Brits get it, there is nothing to negotiate, no final package, no “a la carte”, no demands on what to wear, eat, or read. You are the 3 siblings.

    Dec 07th, 2016 - 11:54 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • DemonTree

    You're as daft as those people who think Britain can demand whatever it likes. First, you might have noticed the PM has been trying to AVOID discussing it with parliament, second the EU has a lot to lose too, they have an interest in keeping trade going in some form, just not in giving Britain everything it wants.

    And I notice you haven't been back to the other story. Not brave enough to admit you were wrong about something?

    Dec 08th, 2016 - 08:35 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Clyde15

    Troll boy
    Another bloody expert on the UK ! Both sides are hyping up their positions and will no doubt meet somewhere in the middle
    There is also the chance that the EU might have serious trouble when France and the Netherlands go to the polls next year.

    Italy's banking system is hanging by the thread and they may have to leave the Euro.

    Troubled times ahead.

    As an aside, unlike Argentina, Britain does not roll over in moments of conflict.

    Dec 08th, 2016 - 11:37 am - Link - Report abuse -1
  • Voice

    What are the odds on her losing..?
    I and my Government is more powerful than Parliament...
    Not good I would say...

    Dec 08th, 2016 - 02:56 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Fidel_CasTroll

    Really Clyde, so did Argentina roll over when it refused to cave in to the vultures for 15 years and went it alone?

    No one buys the Britain doesn't roll over story anymore. You caved in like chickens in Hong Kong, you never stand up to the USA in their recent disaster decisions, you did nothing in Crimea. You bailed out of Iraq and left a disaster behind, now refuse to own up to your mess.

    I actually can't remember any time Britain really did stand up since 1945. Including the Suez.

    Dec 09th, 2016 - 07:43 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Clyde15

    We can still kick you useless arse if required.

    Dec 09th, 2016 - 09:47 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • DemonTree

    @ Fidel_CasTroll
    “I actually can't remember any time Britain really did stand up since 1945.”

    I expect you've repressed the memory because it was so traumatic for you. But I'm sure one of the many, many therapists in Argentina would be delighted to help you regain it.

    Dec 09th, 2016 - 01:36 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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