UK Supreme Court Ruling – a tale of 2 Triggers?

//UK Supreme Court Ruling – a tale of 2 Triggers?

The decision of the UK Supreme Court that the UK government cannot trigger the Article 50 process of Britain’s exit from the EU without a vote in Parliament may have wider reaching implications.

A new prime minister without an electoral mandate herself may well feel inclined to trigger an election where two main issues would be decided:

1. The electorate should return members of parliament who reflect the people’s views in any vote by parliament on triggering Article 50 to leave the EU. This effectively would be a re-run of the referendum, except that MPs would act like an electoral college.

2. Teresa May would be able to seek her own mandate – a request for a vote of confidence.

Interesting times.

By | 2018-07-10T12:20:38+00:00 July 20th, 2016|News|0 Comments