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Resource
External thing
UK Government and Parliament thing
E-petition
Rejected e-petition
UK Government and Parliament e-petition
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external identifier
229722
UK Government and Parliament Id
229722
e-petition UK Government and Parliament Id
229722
action
Reverse the illegal triggering of Article 50
background
Article 50 (1) permits any EU Member State to decide to withdraw from the EU “in accordance with its own constitutional requirements.” Yet, the Government triggered Article 50 based on the Referendum decision, which in the UK, is classified as 'advisory' - not binding like an Act of Parliament.
additional details
Had the EU Referendum Act 2015 made the vote binding and the result of the vote was to leave, the Government would have been obliged to give Article 50 notification. In passing the Act, Parliament would have delegated the decision to the people and the people’s decision would by law be carried out. But that is not the Act that was passed by Parliament. The Act only made provision for a consultative referendum. Therefore, Parliament could not trigger Article 50 on the basis of a decision made.
created at
2018-10-03T08:46:00.983000+00:00
updated at
2018-10-10T11:43:33.982000+00:00
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threshold attainment has e-petition
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