Tuesday 24 January 2017 / 10:16 AM 2017 Press Archive / The Latest from Labour

The Government has today been forced by the Supreme Court to accept the sovereignty of Parliament – Jeremy Corbyn

Jeremy
Corbyn MP, Leader of the Labour Party
, responding to this morning’s judgment
from the Supreme Court that Parliament must give its approval to trigger the
process of leaving the EU, said:

“The
Government has today been forced by the Supreme Court to accept the sovereignty
of Parliament.

“Labour
respects the result of the referendum and the will of the British people and
will not frustrate the process for invoking Article 50. 

“However,
Labour will seek to amend the Article 50 Bill to prevent the Conservatives
using Brexit to turn Britain into a bargain basement tax haven off the coast of
Europe.

“Labour
is demanding a plan from the Government to ensure it is accountable to
Parliament throughout the negotiations and a meaningful vote to ensure the
final deal is given Parliamentary approval.“