FIRST AIRED: December 5, 2016

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

00:00:00
>> These 11 people could decide the course of Brexit. Britain Supreme Court judges set to rule whether parliament must approve the country's EU departure. Ministers appealing an earlier ruling, that said MPs should have a say. Reuters UK Bureau Chief, Guy Faulconbridge.>> Well basically, the government says we have the right to trigger Brexit when and how we want.
00:00:24
And the people who have brought this case are saying, actually no, you don't. Parliament is the one that should decide when and how we leave the European Union.>> The case was originally brought by this woman, lawyer, Gina Miller. She had little idea, what anger it would prompt.
00:00:43
>> There are bounties on my head, to accidentally run me over.>> This will be the most complex case the supreme court has heard, since it was created seven years ago. A defeat will complicate, but not stop, Theresa May's plan to begin the exit process.>> It's likely that law makers in the British Parliament will approve her intention to Brexit, so they'll allow her to trigger Article 50.
00:01:08
But what it also means is that those lawmakers may attach a few little bits on the side, that give them greater scrutiny of the negotiation. And that may cause problems for Prime Minister May, when she comes to actually negotiate Brexit.>> The hearing runs for four days from Monday, with a verdict expected late January.
00:01:27
Both sides of the Brexit debate will be watching like hawks. Judges in the initial case branded enemies of the people, by one paper, after they ruled that MPs must approve exit. The Supreme Court's verdict will be every bit as contentious.