Brexit: What happens now?


The Supreme Court has ruled today that Parliament must be given a vote on triggering Article 50, that will start Britain’s exit from the EU.

Supreme Court justices ruled, by a majority of eight to three, that Prime Minister Theresa May cannot lawfully bypass MPs and peers by using the royal prerogative to trigger Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty and start the two-year process of negotiating the UK’s divorce from its EU partners.

The Government says it will now do “all that is necessary” to implement the ruling, according to Attorney General Jeremy Wright.

The Government reaction: This will not delay Brexit
Outlining plans to bring in a “straightforward” parliamentary bill on Article 50, Mr Davis told MPs he was “determined” Brexit would go ahead as voted for in last June’s EU membership referendum.