Brexit: UK can unilaterally revoke article 50, says European Court of Justice

By | December 10, 2018

The Guardian reports:

The UK can unilaterally stop the Brexit process, the European court of justice has said in a ruling that will boost demands for a second EU referendum.

The court concluded that any EU member state can revoke an article 50 process without needing approval from every other member state, but only before its withdrawal comes into force.

“The United Kingdom is free to revoke unilaterally the notification of its intention to withdraw from the EU,” the ECJ said.

The emergency judgment came the day before the critical Commons vote [which has now been postponed] on Theresa May’s Brexit deal and will be reviewed urgently by Scotland’s civil court in Edinburgh. [Continue reading…]

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