'Supreme Court ruling provides clarity over Brexit' - Evesham MP - The Evesham Observer

'Supreme Court ruling provides clarity over Brexit' - Evesham MP

EVESHAM’S MP Nigel Huddleston said the decision by the Supreme Court which ruled on Tuesday (January 24) that Parliament must vote on when the Brexit process can be started was to be expected and provided clarity for the process going forward.

It means Article 50 cannot be triggered and the ‘divorce proceedings’ cannot begin with the EU until a bill gets the backing of both the House of Commons and the House of Lords.

Following Tuesday’s ruling, Prime Minister Theresa May was quick to reassure the country that her intended timetable would still stand and that Article 50 would be triggered before her March 31 deadline.

Mr Huddleston said: “I am not surprised by the result and it is the right one as it provides clarity in terms of the next steps in the process.

“Some people were expecting more instructions with regard to the regions and that Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland would be consulted separately – the ruling also provides clarity there.

He added he respected the ruling and there was no point in doing anything until the Supreme Court’s decision was know.

“The message I am getting from a lot of people is for us to get on with it now and to get it sorted out as quickly as possible.”

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