The Supreme Court judgement on Brexit to be announced

24.01.2017

Today, the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom will rule whether Parliament or ministers have the power to begin the Brexit process.

In November of last year, the High Court in London ruled that the Brexit procedure cannot be started without the approval of parliament. After the court statement, the government appealed to the Supreme Court.

The landmark judgement is expected to uphold a lower court ruling that only parliament can invoke Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, thereby beginning the withdrawal process. Judgment will be delivered at 9:30am on Tuesday 24 January 2017.

Hard Brexit

UK's strategy of full withdrawal from the European Union has been announced by the Prime Minister last week. 

Theresa May has named specific next steps: withdrawing from the European market and canceling trade agreements, terminating the European Court's jurisdiction over the territory of the kingdom, and independent control over migration. However, the prime minister stressed the need for cooperation with the EU in the field of defense and security, particularly in combating terrorism and international crime.

Britain's Prime Minister to visit American President

British Prime Minister Theresa May and Donald Trump will hold talks over a US-UK trade deal on friday, January 27. Theresa May will be the first foreign leader to hold talks with the new US President.  Tthe leaders would also discuss the importance of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), the Syrian conflict., the relations with Russia and the global fight against terrorism.