Monday, December 10, 2018

UK Can Cancel Brexit Without EU's Permission Rules European Court Of Justice

The UK can cancel Brexit without the EU's permission, the European Court of Justice ruled today.
Justices ruled the UK can "unilaterally" withdraw its notice under Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty if it wants to.

Triggered for the first time in history, Article 50 formally activated Brexit and set the date of it as 29 March 2019.

Now critics fear there is not enough time left to agree a form of Brexit, risking a disastrous no-deal departure.

Although it doesn't force the government to do anything, today's verdict was seized on by Remain campaigners who say the process of leaving the EU must be stopped.

It comes just 36 hours before MPs are expected to vote down Theresa May's Brexit deal - hurling the nation into chaos.