Brocker.Org: MPs react to Supreme Court docket ruling giving them veto powers above Brexit


maintain a British Union flag and an EU flag during a pro-EU
referendum celebration at Parliament Square in


Here’s how the government, celebration leaders and top MPs have
to modern Supreme Court docket verdict giving MPs the ability to
authorise, or veto, Britain’s exit from the EU.

The government

A spokesperson for the primary minister explained in a

“The British persons voted to depart the EU, and the Governing administration
will produce on their verdict – triggering Write-up fifty, as
planned, by the close of March. Today’s ruling does very little to
modify that.

“It is important to try to remember that Parliament backed the referendum
by a margin of 6 to one particular and has now indicated its assistance
for getting on with the procedure of exit to the timetable we have
set out.

“We respect the Supreme Court’s determination, and will set out our
subsequent techniques to Parliament soon.”

The spokesperson also told the Parliamentary press lobby this
early morning that there would be “no modify to our timetable” of
triggering Write-up fifty. They also insisted that Write-up fifty, after
brought on, will be “irreversible”.

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson

He tweeted this early morning: “Supreme Court docket has spoken. Now
Parliament have to produce will of the persons – we will cause A50
by close of March. Forward we go!”

Conservative MPs

Former minister Iain Duncan Smith

“You’ve acquired to recognize that, of training course, there is the European
problem but there is also the problem about who is Supreme –
Parliament or a self-appointed court. This is the problem in this article
correct now, so I was intrigued that it was a break up judgment, I am
unhappy they have tried using to notify Parliament how to run its
enterprise…they have stepped into new territory exactly where they have
really told Parliament not just that they ought to do a little something
but really what they ought to do and I believe that qualified prospects even more
down the street to real constitutional challenges about who is supreme
in this function.”

Former Society Secretary and chair of the Society
Committee John Whittingdale

“I believe there is a disappointment amongst persons who voted Leave
that 9 months on we haven’t manufactured considerably development toward it but
I’m pleased the Governing administration has manufactured clear we will be triggering
Write-up fifty … I believe the timetable can be attained.”

Former minister Dominic Raab:

“The Governing administration was correct to attraction, and the Supreme Court docket has
usefully manufactured clear that a brief Invoice authorising the start out of
negotiations is all that is needed. Let us have an close to the
wrecking strategies. Every single democrat in Parliament ought to now assistance
this legislation.”

Conservative MP Chris Philp

“I will be voting to Result in A50 on the grounds we experienced a
referendum and we have to respect the consequence. I will vote against
any modification that attempts to attach situations at all to the terms
of the exit, on the grounds that we are not able to tie the government’s
arms in the negotiation and on the grounds the referendum
question contained no this sort of stipulations. I hope that stance
commands assistance.”


Labour chief Jeremy Corbyn:

“The government has nowadays been compelled by the Supreme Court docket to
take the sovereignty of Parliament.

“Labour respects the consequence of the referendum and the will of the
British persons and will not frustrate the procedure for invoking
post fifty.

“However, Labour will find to amend the Write-up fifty invoice to
avert the Conservatives working with Brexit to turn Britain into a
cut price basement tax haven off the coastline of Europe.

“Labour is demanding a system from the Governing administration to make sure it is
accountable to Parliament all over the negotiations and a
significant vote to make sure the final offer is provided Parliamentary

Shadow Brexit Secretary Keir Starmer told Sky

“We welcome the judgment, of training course, simply because this provides a
proper function for Parliament. It is a bit of a shame it is taken this
prolonged to get that basic principle proven. But it have to now be a
proper function for Parliament and I believe it would be against the
spirit of the judgment if the Governing administration tried using to introduce a
one particular-clause invoice.

“The judgment obviously envisages the regular processes and that
would entail amendments and consideration in the two Residences.”

Continue to be campaigning Labour MP David Lammy:

“It was unquestionably absurd for an unelected Key Minister and her
Cabinet to believe that they experienced the ability to cause Write-up fifty
with out even consulting our sovereign Parliament.

“The government on your own are not able to interpret what the referendum consequence
means and exactly where we go from in this article – they have to provide ahead
legislation that will be scrutinised and debated by Parliament.
It is unique Members of Parliament who are democratically
accountable to the citizens at the ballot box and the
government have to not attempt to steamroll legislation by way of
Parliament. What transpires subsequent will define the potential of our
region for generations and there is also considerably at stake.”

Lammy, who has previously identified as for MPs to vote against Brexit,
told Organization Insider he would not nonetheless set out how he would

Labour member of the Brexit select committee Hilary Benn
told the BBC:

“Parliament intends to be a participant in that procedure, which is
going to be of enormous importance to most people, in this region
and not a bystander.

“The standard place is we will be leaving the EU but parliament will
ant to have a say on the terms and what our new connection is
going to look like.”


UKIP chief Paul Nuttall explained:

“This determination is hardly a shock but in the close it will
make no real difference. The will of the persons will be heard,
and woe betide these politicians or get-togethers that endeavor to
block, hold off or in any other way subvert that will.

“Other than producing clear that this is a determination of the
complete United Kingdom, alternatively than its constituent elements, what we
can obviously see is that it will embolden these who rail against
the determination of the persons. It may possibly give heart to these in the EU,
made use of as they are to ignoring their possess persons, to endeavor to perform
challenging ball in the negotiations.

“But in the close I am convinced that even though this skirmish
has been lost in the courts, the war will be won.”

Liberal Democrats

Lib Dem chief Tim Farron explained:

“I welcome modern judgement. But this court case was under no circumstances about
legal arguments, it was about giving the persons a voice, a say,
in what transpires subsequent.

“This Tory Brexit government are keen to laud the democratic
procedure when it fits them, but will not give the persons a voice
above the final offer. They look pleased to start out with democracy and
close in a sew up.

“The Liberal Democrats are clear, we desire a vote of the persons
on the final offer and with out that we will not vote for Write-up


Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon states she was unhappy
that the Scottish parliament will not have an effective veto on
Brexit. She also suggested in a assertion that it was “at any time
clearer” that a 2nd independence referendum was now likely.

Green Celebration

Green co-chief Caroline Lucas verified, as indicated
in our job interview with her this 7 days
, that she would be voting
against Write-up fifty.

“This case is a win for parliamentary democracy, and a blow for
these minister who planned to railroad Brexit by way of with out any
proper scrutiny.

“The highlight now falls on MPs – and in unique the Labour
Celebration – to properly scrutinise the Government’s ideas and act
appropriately. That have to imply that Labour rethink the assistance
they’ve provided to triggering post fifty prematurely, and in its place
be a part of these of us who refuse to be pushed into Theresa May’s
artificial Brexit timetable.

“It is astonishing that Ministers at any time assumed it was correct to
cause Write-up fifty with out a vote in Parliament – and their
battle in the courts actually does expose a contempt for the
democratic procedure inside the Conservative celebration.

“I will not be capitulating to the Tories above Brexit – and will
vote against prematurely triggering Write-up fifty in the Spring. As
the co-chief of a Celebration which stands for environmental, social
and economic justice I will not assistance a Governing administration supplying no
assurances to EU nationals residing in Britain, threatening to turn
this region into a tax haven and preparing to throw us off the
Brexit cliff edge by ending our membership of the Single Market
and Customs Union.”