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Scotland's plot to REVERSE Brexit heard in top European court

November 7, 2018 1:24 PM
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Scotland's plot to REVERSE Brexit heard in top European court

A LEGAL case to reverse Brexit has made its way to the European Union’s top court.

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) will decide whether the UK can withdraw its decision to leave the EU without needing approval from Brussels.

Two Scottish MEPs and two MSPs argue the UK should try to establish a legal right to stop Brexit regardless of whether the rest of the EU members agree.

A Scottish court raised the case by asking for a ruling to clarify the interpretation of Article 50 of the EU treaty.

The case was brought forward by a group of four politicians, David Martin, a Scottish Labour MEP, Alyn Smith, an SNP MEP and Andy Wightman and Ross Greer, both Green MSPs at Holyrood.

No country has left the EU before so the exact meaning of Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty has never been tested.

It is not known when the ECJ will deliver a final ruling but it will hear the case on November 27.

Prime Minister Theresa May insisted the UK will leave the EU in March 2019 but she faces a challenge to get MPs and the public behind the deal.

Philippe Lamberts, a member of the European Parliament’s Brexit steering group has said Brexit can be reversed during the transition period.


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