The government have lost its fast-tracked appeal at the Supreme Court on triggering Article 50.
The Supreme Court ruled today that MPs are entitled to vote on whether to trigger Article 50, halting Theresa May’s plans for a swift Brexit.
Despite this change Conservative MP for Bournemouth West, Conor Burns who voted to leave the European Union said that this decision is not an attempt to prevent Brexit.
Conor told BUzz: “I hope that today marks the beginning of the end of the argument around process. This should mark the moment we try to come together as a country to unite behind the prime minister. This is now about Britain’s future and our new relationship with the European Union.”
Burns remained hopeful that Brexit will still go ahead, adding: “I’m very confident that parliament will give her [May] the legal authority she needs on behalf of the government to trigger article 50.”
He added: “Parliament will honour the decision that the people made in the referendum. We will now pass a short act of parliament to give the legal authority it needs to trigger Article 50.”
MPs will vote on triggering article 50 at the end of March.
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