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“Article 50 Ruling – Let’s Have A Proper Democratic Discussion” – Alex Mayer MEP

Posted by Alex Mayer on 24th January 2017

Alex Mayer, Labour MEP for the East of England has welcomed the decision of the Supreme Court that the Government cannot trigger Article 50 without approval from Parliament.

Ms Mayer said: “For a process that was supposedly to be about taking back control, it is telling that the very first step by the Government was to try and by-pass Parliament in Westminster. What a waste of taxpayers money by the Government to appeal the High Court decision. We then had the ridiculous farce of Leave campaigners criticising the decision of a UK court that will become the ultimate arbiter of UK law.

“This decision means that Parliament can have a proper democratic debate about the triggering of Article 50 and the Tories’ destructive plans for the exit negotiations.

“Members of Parliament will be able to hold Theresa May accountable for her decision to dump the UK out of the single market which was never on the table during the referendum debate.

“The parliamentary process will highlight the Tories’ lack of plans to protect jobs and the economy and show that the Tories are still playing politics with our prosperity”.