Deeside MP surprised at Article 50 High Court ruling but more concerned over lack of Government exit plan
Yesterday’s ruling in the High Court which judged that triggering of the Lisbon Treaty’s Article 50 can now only occur with parliamentary approval and a vote from MPs left Alyn and Deeside MP Mark Tami a little surprised.
Prime Minister, Theresa May had originally stated that the referendum did not require the votes of MPs and that Brexit (means Brexit) could begin by use of the royal prerogative.
Campaigners had argued the use of royal prerogative was unconstitutional, High Court judges (one apparently Welsh!) examining the case agreed and all hell broke loose, well kind of.
Mark Tami MP is more concerned about the lack of an exit strategy from the government rather than yesterday’s High Court judgment, he said;
“I was surprised at the judgement, bearing in mind the recent judgement in Northern Ireland. Clearly we cannot ignore the referendum result.
This is merely confirmation that parliament will be able to scrutinise the government’s negotiation tactics and will be consulted prior to triggering Article 50.
My main concern is not this but rather the fact that the Government do not have an exit strategy in place that will safeguard the jobs and aspirations of the British people.”
Away from Westminster, Mark paid a visit to Deeside community hospital today where to discussed with the team pland for a new dementia facility, promising to help all he can. Spotted something? Got a story? Send a Facebook Message | A direct message on Twitter | Email: News@Deeside.com