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Parliament will have to decide IF we leave the EU

June 3, 2018 3:11 PM
By Helen Mountfield QC in

flags, UK, EUThe government's Brexit stance is riddled with legal confusion

Only Parliament - not the Government and indeed not a referendum - can decide IF the UK leaves the EU. At the moment, the Government only has permission to say it intends to leave. A leading lawyer argues that, if Parliament rejects the deal to leave, the UK has to stay in.

Its assertions on the role of parliament are simply constitutionally wrong - Helen Mountfield QC