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Brexit vote challenged in Britain's high court

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>> Theresa May's been touring Germany and France on her post-Brexit trip. But there's one person pushing for Britain's Parliament to have the final say on an EU exit. Gina Miller thinks Brits were fooled into voting to quit. She spoke to Reuters UK Bureau Chief Guy Faulconbridge about her high court legal challenge.
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>> In a nutshell, there are a lot of people chanting or asserting that Brexit is Brexit and haven't really understood the legal ramifications. And what I would like to shine light to is the fact that there are two thoughts in the legal world about how we exit. One is that the government, the prime minister, can just trigger Article 50 via something called the Royal Prerogative, which I don't believe in and my team don't believe.
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What we believe is that it has to be a procedural series of steps for us to leave. And so what we're bringing this case to say is that we would like those steps followed. And that would mean a debate in Parliament, a vote by the MPs, and then primary legislation to reverse the original act of union.
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>> The problem is lawmakers may not want to go against what was a democratic vote. And her case is likely to hold little sway in Downing Street. After a divisive referendum debate, they want to put Brexit to bed. But since the vote, there's already been pro-EU protests outside Parliament.
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Gina hopes to get the first to get the legal backing that could take it inside.>>
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