British PM Teresa May has been told the power to invoke Article 50 must now be enacted by the UK Parliament and not her.
Teresa May’s Brexit strategy has reached another milestone today as the UK Supreme Court met this morning to give its ruling on whether May herself can invoke Article 50 which will begin Brexit or whether that decision must go before UK Parliament for approval.
11 Supreme Court judges met this morning to rule on the role of triggering Article 50 of the EU’s Lisbon Treaty which would formally begin exit negotiations.
The latest act in Brexit follows a legal challenge by the Government after a landmark High court Ruling last year in November that ruled that May did not have the power to Trigger Brexit herself.
What will happen?
The Supreme Court ruled by 8 to 3 that it must go before the UK Parliament but that the devolved Governments of Scotland and Northern Ireland do not have to give their consent.
The UK Government have saidearlier this morning that in the light of a ruling in their favour they would wish to move a Bill quickly through parliament.
Jeremy Corbyn said Labour would not "frustrate the process for invoking Article 50" but will seek to amend the Government's bill.
Brexit has affected Irish Agri business and farming with farmers already feeling the pinch in beef prices.
Being our largest trading partner a hard Brexit will have a deep impact on Irish farming.
May’s comments last week on her 12 point plan did make special mention between the relationship between Ireland and the UK however it seems unclear what that special relationship might now mean.