The British government is expected to lose the juridic battle regarding proceeding the exit of Britain from the European Union (Brexit) without passing procedure through Parliament and, in this context, has developed versions of a law that will be submitted to the Parliament after the Supreme Court makes a decision, reported The Guardian on Wednesday.
Britain’s Supreme Court will decide in the next two weeks if the British government can activate Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty without the need of the parliamentary approval.
In early November, the High Court in London ruled that the government must obtain the consent of the Parliament for a formal trigger of their ‘divorce’ from the European Union. British Minister for Brexit, David Davis, estimated that if the decision of the High Court in London will be upheld by the Supreme Court, it will require voting a law by both legislative chambers.
According to some close sources of the case cited by The Guardian, several British ministers hinted that they are expecting the decision of the High Court in London to be confirmed by the Supreme Court and, in this event, they have already developed at least two versions of a law, which will be presented to the Parliament for approval.
The ministers said, however, they hope that Supreme Court’s decision will allow Prime Minister Theresa May to submit a law or motion, focused on Article 50, to increase the difficulty of amending this legislation act by parliamentarians.
Opponents of the government in this legal battle argue that the activation of Article 50 of the Treaty of Lisbon would cancel the 1972 British law which opened the way to Britain when joining the EU.