LONDON: England’s High Court ruled on Thursday that the British government requires parliamentary approval to trigger the process of exiting the European Union.
The court granted the government permission to appeal against the ruling and a government lawyer said the Supreme Court had set aside Dec. 5-8 to hear the matter.
The British government is disappointed with the decision, trade minister Liam Fox said on Thursday.
“The government is disappointed by the court’s judgment. The country voted to leave the European Union in a referendum approved by acts of parliament. The government is determined to respect the result of the referendum,” Fox told parliament.
“This judgment raises important and complex matter of law and it is right that we consider it carefully before deciding how to proceed.” – Reuters