MEP Julie Girling welcomes Brexit court ruling
MEP has this week welcomed the news that Parliament will decide
when the process of starting Brexit begins.
Supreme Court handed down its judgment on Tuesday, ruling that the
UK Government requires a Parliamentary vote before triggering article
50 and formally starting the Brexit process.
Julie Girling, Conservative MEP for the South West, told Burnham-On-Sea.com:
"It is no secret I supported the 'remain' campaign. However
this judgement is not about whether you are for or against EU membership;
it is about the procedural requirements necessary before starting
the Brexit process."
"It is important that our Houses of Parliament play a central
role in these complex negotiations, in order to ensure the UK gets
the best possible deal. Trade with the EU accounts for around half
of both UK exports and imports in goods and services."
referendum simply showed a majority of voters wanted to leave the
EU - the procedural requirements and the terms of a future relationship
have never been put to a vote."
May's government had argued that it was not necessary to publish an
Act of Parliament and that the Government had the authority to use
the Royal Prerogative to start formal negotiations with the EU.
"I am convinced that a hard Brexit would be hugely detrimental
to the UK and therefore believe it is key for our elected representatives
to remain central to the discussions. Parliamentary sovereignty
is a cornerstone of our constitution and must be respected."