28/10/2016

NI High Court Rejects Brexit Challenge

The judge at a High Court in Northern Ireland has rejected the first legal challenge to leaving the European Union (EU).

Earlier this month, four NI parties, Sinn Féin, the SDLP, the Alliance Party and the Green Party, suggested that the government could not trigger Article 50, the formal legal process for leaving the EU, without a parliamentary vote in Westminster.
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The judge ruled there was nothing in the 1998 Good Friday Agreement which meant the government could not trigger Article 50.

In the June referendum 56% of NI voters chose to remain, however the overall UK result was 52% in favour of leaving.

(CD/MH)

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