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LONDON (AP) ? Britain's government must get parliamentary approval before starting the process of leaving the European Union, the Supreme Court ruled Tuesday, potentially delaying Prime Minister Theresa May's plans to trigger negotiations by the end of March.
May must get parliament's approval before triggering Brexit
By Michael Holden and Estelle Shirbon LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Theresa May must give parliament a vote before she can formally start Britain's exit from the European Union, the UK Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday, giving lawmakers who oppose her Brexit plans a chance to amend or hinder them. By a majority of eight to three, the Supreme Court decided May could not use executive powers known as "royal prerogative" to invoke Article 50 of the EU's Lisbon Treaty and begin two years of divorce talks. "The Supreme Court today rules that the government cannot trigger Article 50 without an act of parliament authorising it to do so," said Supreme Court President David Neuberger.
Britain's Brexit plans unlikely to be slowed by Article 50 defeat
By Michael Holden and William James LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Theresa May's plans to start the process of Britain leaving the European Union by the end of March are unlikely to be hindered or slowed by Tuesday's Supreme Court ruling the government must seek parliamentary approval. In the ruling, judges on Britain's top judicial body upheld an earlier High Court decision that lawmakers had to give their assent before May can invoke Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty which formally starts two-years of divorce talks. "We will not block Article 50," Jeremy Corbyn, leader of the main opposition Labour Party which campaigned against Brexit, said last week.
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Britain can discuss but not seal trade deals while still in EU: executiveBritain can discuss but not seal bilateral trade deals while it remains a member of the European Union, the deputy head of the bloc's executive, which will lead the technical negotiations on Brexit, said on Tuesday. Frans Timmermans' words raised the prospect of obstacles and delays for Britain's plan to pursue trade pacts with the United States and other nations as it prepares to leave the bloc. "It's a very simple legal situation," said Timmermans, First Vice-President of the European Commission.
EU-Canada trade deal clears big hurdle in EU parliament
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