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Schona Jolly QC @WomaninHavana
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Here it is. Huge news for us. We don’t have to damage ourselves just because we decided on this course. More analysis to follow. #Art50

Congratulations to the petitioners, lawyers & @GoodLawProject!
The Court gives short shrift to UK govt’s rather lame objections that this was a hypothetical question. The Court rules this is relevant by clarifying the options to MPs who must vote on whether to ratify the withdrawal agreement.
The Court also dismisses the Council/Commission’s arguments that agreement on revocation must be unanimous. That, says the Court, would be incompatible with the principle that a Member State cannot be forced to leave the Union against its will.
The irony of this judgment is that it expressly recognises the sovereignty of Member States.

The very thing Brexiters claimed we lost through our membership of the EU.

It’s that sovereignty, of our own Parliament, that means our MPs have a choice.

We have a choice. #Art50
Here’s the link to the #Art50 judgment. This is now a final judgment, no rights of appeal…
I found this an interesting passage in the judgment, expressly concerning #citizensrights when thinking about #Art50 withdrawal and revocation.

It underlines what we Brits are losing, if we go ahead with this. Citizenship of the Union as a fundamental status.
And this is the critical passage in the #Art50 judgment.

If we revoke in writing to the European Council, unequivocally and unconditionally, before 29 March 2019, we confirm our EU membership remains unchanged, despite the trauma & scars of recent times.
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