Woke this morning to the news that the UK Parliament will have the final say in the particulars of any Brexit decisions. A question I have is, can Parliament weaken the decisions to such an extant that Brexit is rendered meaningless? I'll be reading and learning more as the days go by but would like the Brits here to weigh in and give another perspective.
I hope the people of the UK (and Europe as well) have the opportunity to see the whole picture of what any ruling might render. That leads to another question: Once the hoopla of the remain/stay campaign was over and the ballots were cast, did the reality of decision give people cause?
What an interesting world we live in.
**ya, I misspelled Brexit in the thread title. Ned to the rescue!
For the UK to leave the EU it has to invoke an agreement called Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty which gives the two sides two years to agree the terms of the split. Theresa May has said she intends to trigger this process by the end of March 2017, meaning the UK will be expected to have left by the summer of 2019, depending on the precise timetable agreed during the negotiations. The government will also enact a Great Repeal Bill which will end the primacy of EU law in the UK. It is expected to incorporate all EU legislation into UK law in one lump, after which the government will decide over a period of time which parts to keep, change or remove.
What about the Supreme Court's decision on Article 50?
After a court battle, the UK's Supreme Court has ruled that Parliament must be consulted before Article 50 is invoked.
This means legislation will be prepared for MPs and Lords to vote on. The verdict was not what the government argued for, but ministers have insisted it will not delay their planned timetable.
Most MPs are expected to vote in favour of Article 50 being triggered, although there could be attempts to amend the draft legislation.
After the result was announced the misinformation was revealed. But during the campaign the remainers were so confident they would win they became complacent. A bit like your Trump fiasco. Today's court ruling is good. It won't reverse things but could water down some of the more extreme planned legislation.
Will May hold on much longer? It seemed she had the tiniest majority control by joining with the party from N. Ireland. Now she has pissed off the hardliners. It would be ironic if her government fell during rump's visit.
I sit and think of everything, then I wonder where I've been.