High Court Delivers Brexit Bombshell

High Court Delivers Brexit Bombshell In a bombshell decision of fundamental constitutional importance, the High Court has ruled that the Government has no power to trigger the UK’s departure from the European Union without first referring the matter to Parliament. Following the ‘leave’ result of the June 2016 referendum, the Government took the view that it was entitled to invoke its executive powers under the royal prerogative in order to give notice under Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union of the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. That would have fired the starting gun on two years of negotiations leading up to the UK’s eventual departure. However, in upholding…