Prime Minister Theresa May will tell European Union officials on Friday that a court ruling requiring a parliamentary vote will not derail her timetable for Britain to leave the bloc.
May’s aides say she will appeal the decision by the High Court, which said that the government must get parliamentary approval to trigger Article 50, the formal divorce announcement. They also say she will stick to her timetable to do it by the end of March.
Parliament is unlikely to defy the referendum vote by blocking Brexit, but if – as one aide said was the logical conclusion of the High Court ruling – she is forced to draft legislation for both houses to consider, her March deadline looks tight, several lawmakers said.
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