“A disappointing result”, says Lincoln MP Karl McCartney on Supreme Court Article 50 ruling

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Member of Parliament for Lincoln Karl McCartney has expressed disappointment after the Supreme Court ruled that MPs must have a vote to trigger Article 50.

He stated the result of the ruling was driven by those who “could not, and cannot, accept the will of the people”.


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The government has indicated it will introduce an Article 50 bill ‘within days’ following the ruling on Tuesday, January 24 that both the House of Lords and the House of Commons  must vote on whether government can start the Brexit process.

The court ruled by a majority of eight justices to three that MPs and peers must give consent for the process.

A Downing Street spokesperson has said it is still possible to meet its Article 50 deadline of the end of March, despite indications the ruling would be a blow to Theresa May’s intended timetable.

Lincoln MP Karl McCartney told The Lincolnite: “This is obviously a disappointing result driven by those who brought the case because they could not, and cannot, accept the will of the people of our country.

“Given the bill that will now come before parliament, the whole country will now have the opportunity to look into the eyes of all members of parliament and see who truly believe in democracy and those that do not.”