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Britain's appeal on Article 50 ruling to be settled in UK court - May's spokeswoman
November 3, 2016 / 4:33 PM / a year ago

Britain's appeal on Article 50 ruling to be settled in UK court - May's spokeswoman

LONDON (Reuters) - The British government’s appeal against a court ruling on its Brexit plans will be settled in the country’s Supreme Court, a spokeswoman for Prime Minister Theresa May said on Thursday, saying it was not a dispute over EU law.

Article 50 of the EU's Lisbon Treaty that deals with the mechanism for departure is pictured near an EU flag following Britain's referendum results to leave the European Union, in this photo illustration taken in Brussels, Belgium, June 24, 2016. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir/Illustration/File Photo

Earlier, a British court ruled that the government needed parliamentary approval to start the process of leaving the European Union, potentially delaying May’s Brexit plans.

“First and foremost ... the next step is to appeal and for the Supreme Court to hear that,” the spokeswoman told reporters.

“The case is about a question around constitutional law in the UK, it’s not about a disputed point of EU law. That’s not what’s at issue, so the expectation is it will be decided by the Supreme Court.”

Reporting by Elizabeth Piper; writing by William James

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