Unaccountable officials at the European Court of Justice may be called in to rule on the nature of Britain’s divorce talks with Brussels in a dynamite development.
Legal experts say European judges will likely have to pass verdict on whether Article 50, which begins the UK’s formal exit negotiations, can be revoked after activation.
If they were to rule that the notification could be withdrawn it would significantly strengthen the hand of europhiles like Nick Clegg and Ed Miliband who are calling for a parliamentary vote or even a second referendum on the deal Theresa May secures with Brussels.
Critics today branded the situation a “mess” and urged the Prime Minister to sidestep Article 50 altogether by passing an act of parliament repealing all EU laws.
Top lawyers have said that the controversial legal trigger for leaving the bloc, which has never been activated before, is a legal minefield because of its ambiguous wording.
Buried deep in the Lisbon Treaty, eurosceptics say Article 50 is so ambiguous and full of holes because arrogant Brussels bureaucrats never conceived that anyone would want to leave their club.
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