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Brexit? Not so fast. Court says British Parliament must OK move




 Former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown addresses guests on the issues surrounding Brexit at a Fabian Society event on November 3, 2016.
Former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown addresses guests on the issues surrounding Brexit at a Fabian Society event on November 3, 2016.
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A British court has ruled that England cannot leave the European Union without first getting Parliament's approval.

The decision has derailed plans by Prime Minister Theresa May to invoke Article 50, the formal mechanism for England to leave the EU, by the end of March.

The UK government said it would challenge Thursday's court decision.

In a June referendum, 52 percent of British voters voted to exit the EU. The result shocked both the UK and the world.

Guest: 

Iain Watson, political correspondent at the BBC in London, and the author of the book, “Five Million Conversations: How Labour lost an election and rediscovered its roots” (Luath Press Ltd., 2015). He tweets @IainJWatson