The most talked about Article 50 People’s Challenge verdict is out. The high court announced the judgment in favour of the claimants, confirming that the British Government has no constitutional rights to trigger Brexit.
Today, (3rd Nov.) the lord chief justice, Lord Thomas of Cwmgiedd read to the court – the summary of the decision. The group of claimants won over the government, who initiated Brexit using royal prerogative powers instead of taking parliament’s authorization.
Though the decision will be likely appealed by the Blackstone Chamber’s (representing Govt.) in the Supreme Court. Before the verdict Prime Minister Theresa May was using royal prerogative powers to withdraw UK from the international treaty of EU.
The case has gained immense popularity, as the lead claimant Gina Miller and the other UK residents objected the plan of Prime Minister Theresa May to proceed with the EU exit on March 31st.
The exit invoked through Article 50, will have less involvement of politicians and is expected to result in “hard Brexit” resulting in negative repercussions like low sterling etc.