British court rules parliament must approve Brexit before official process begins

In June, the whole world was shocked when the UK voted to leave the EU. However, the British High Court ruled today that the official Brexit process will need to be approved by lawmakers, a decision that upset the government.
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The British High Court ruled today (Thursday) that the government will need the approval of the parliament in order to carry out the formal Brexit process, meaning that the lawmakers could vote against the withdrawal from the EU despite the outcome of the June referendum.

The British government expressed its disappointment following the court ruling and announced its intentions to appeal to the Supreme Court. Early next month, the Supreme Court will convene for an expedited hearing regarding the matter.

“The country voted to leave the European Union in a referendum approved by Act of Parliament and the government is determined to respect the result of the referendum,” said the British government in a statement.

Prior to the June referendum, most of the British lawmakers were against withdrawing from the EU. However, it appears that if the parliament members will actually vote on the matter, many of those who oppose the withdrawal will vote in favor of it in order to please the residents they represent.  



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