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UK HC puts brakes on Brexit, Britain govt. to fight ruling

Updated: Nov 04, 2016 10:43 IST      
UK HC puts brakes on Brexit, Britain govt. to fight ruling

London [UK], Nov. 4 (ANI): The Britain Government has said that it will fight a high court ruling that could frustrate its timetable for Brexit.

Brexit Secretary David Davis said that 17.4 million leave voters had given the government the biggest mandate in history to leave the European Union.

Britain's plans to leave the European Union hit a large speed bump yesterday when the high court ruled that the government cannot start exit negotiations without a vote in Parliament.

It is expected that that Supreme Court will next month hear the government's plea.

Yesterday's ruling opens a major constitutional battle over the balance of power between Parliament and the govesrnment.

Prime Minister Theresa May has said that she will use centuries-old powers known as royal prerogative to invoke Article 50 of the EU treaty, which launches two years of exit negotiations, by the end of March.

The powers - traditionally held by the monarch but now used by politicians - enable decisions about international treaties and other issues to be made without a vote of Parliament. (ANI)

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White House press aide resigns after Scaramucci's threat

Updated: Jul 26, 2017 06:01 IST     

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North Korea threatens US with nuclear strike if leader harmed

Updated: Jul 26, 2017 05:02 IST     

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U.S. House approves sanctions on Russia, Iran and N. Korea

Updated: Jul 26, 2017 04:32 IST     

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US Navy ship fires warning shots at Iranian boat

Updated: Jul 26, 2017 04:09 IST     

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China calls on US to stop surveillance activities

Updated: Jul 26, 2017 03:54 IST     

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U.S. Senate votes to begin Obamacare repeal debate

Updated: Jul 26, 2017 02:33 IST     

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US Senate votes today to replace Obamacare

Updated: Jul 25, 2017 20:47 IST     

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Trump criticizes Sessions over Clinton

Updated: Jul 25, 2017 20:16 IST     

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Israel, India hold joint First Aid Training

Updated: Jul 25, 2017 18:52 IST     

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Israel removes metal detectors from Al- Aqsa Mosque

Updated: Jul 25, 2017 17:40 IST     

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Updated: Jul 25, 2017 17:30 IST      By: Binod Prasad Adhikari

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Updated: Jul 25, 2017 17:08 IST     

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Updated: Jul 25, 2017 16:54 IST     

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Updated: Jul 25, 2017 16:39 IST     

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