FIRST AIRED: January 24, 2017

Nice work! Enjoy the show!

×

You’re busy. We get it.

Stay on top of the news with our Editor’s Picks newsletter.

US Edition
Intl. Edition
Unsubscribe at any time. One click, it’s gone.

Thanks for signing up!

×

Transcript

00:00:01
>> A significant plot to British Prime Minister Theresa May's plans for Brexit. The Supreme Court ruling on Tuesday that she can't start the first steps without Parliament's involvement.>> By a majority of eight to three, the Supreme Court rules that the government cannot trigger Article 50 without an Act of Parliament authorizing it to do so.
00:00:22
>> The Court president says an Act of Parliament is needed because exiting the EU will change some UK laws and the rights of citizens. The court however ruled that the government doesn't have to ask Northern Ireland, Wales, and Scotland separately. May hoped she could use executive powers to invoke Article 50 herself, and begin two years of divorce talks.
00:00:43
Instead, the Brexit process will be open to scrutiny from lawmakers, potentially muddling what May had hoped would be a clean break. Opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn says labor won't seek to frustrate triggering Article 50, but will seek to amend legislation. Brexiteers call it an attempt to thwart or water down exit negotiations, such as retaining access to the block's single market, a so-called soft Brexit.
00:01:10
However, the president of the Supreme Court stating from the start, the issue isn't about overturning the referendum result, but how it should be legally implemented.