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UK Court Says Parliament Must OK Brexit

No Brexit for you. Or maybe there will be.

As reported Thursday (Nov. 3), a U.K. court has ruled that the nation’s government can’t, in fact, start negotiations in advance of its much ballyhooed exit from the European Union — without a vote from Parliament.

That vote would trigger what is known as Article 50, which has been called the “mechanism” that would start the secession rolling.

The Wall Street Journal noted Thursday that the ruling throws a wrench into the government’s plans, which had been to hold such talks and move towards Brexit.

Parliament could be a wild card in this process, as WSJ reported, because it could vote to oppose or delay Brexit. A hearing before the nation’s top court is expected next month.

Prime Minister Theresa May has said that she would look to invoke Article 50 by March 2017.

Observers have stated that any changes to Brexit as it stands now would likely involve softer policies on immigration and also on severing ties to the EU itself.

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