Caroline Spelman condemns attacks on High Court Brexit judges and pledges to vote for Article 50 - The Solihull Observer

Caroline Spelman condemns attacks on High Court Brexit judges and pledges to vote for Article 50

Solihull Editorial 8th Nov, 2016   0

MERIDEN MP, Caroline Spelman will vote to invoke Article 50 to trigger the country leaving the EU if given the chance.

Her pledge follows the High Court’s decision that Theresa May’s Conservative Government can not trigger Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty on its own.

This means all Members of Parliament from all the political parties must vote on whether the UK can start the process of leaving the EU.

Despite being being a vocal campaigner for Britain to remain in the European Union, Meriden MP, Caroline Spelman has said she will respect the 51.9 per cent to 48.1 per cent result of the referendum.

She explained: “The referendum clearly demonstrated how the majority of the UK wanted to leave the European Union and, despite my own personal views on this matter, I must respect the results of the ballot box.

“I would therefore like to reassure my constituents that I would vote to invoke Article 50 should this matter be put before Parliament.”

Mrs Spelman also hit out against recent tabloid attacks on the High Court judges who made the ruling.

She said: “Whilst the government has said that it will challenge the High Court’s decision through the Supreme Court, we must respect the independence of the judiciary and the constitutional right of all British Citizens to be represented in court of law.

“I therefore condemn the attacks that have been made on respected members of the legal community and those who have sought to present this case in recent days.”

The Government has said it will now appeal the High Court’s decision, with a further hearing expected next month.

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