Statement on today’s High Court ruling

The High Court today ruled that the Government cannot trigger Article 50 without approval from parliament.

Mark Tami said on the issue

I was surprised at the judgement, bearing in mind the recent judgement in Northern Ireland. Clearly we cannot ignore the referendum result. This is merely confirmation that parliament will be able to scrutinise the government’s negotiation tactics and will be consulted prior to triggering Article 50. My main concern is not this but rather the fact that the Government do not have an exit strategy in place that will safeguard the jobs and aspirations of the British people.