Parliament surrendered its role in Brexit by passing the EU Referendum Act, claim lawyers

The government’s ‘secret’ reasons for believing it alone can invoke article 50 and, according to campaigners, avoid parliamentary scrutiny of the Brexit vote have been revealed in court documents.

Under the new prime minister, Theresa May, the government has stated it can activate Brexit through the use of royal prerogative powers, but, up until now, has refused to make public its legal arguments.

The article 50 litigation began in July following the UK’s shock vote to leave the European Union. The action is being led by claimants Gina Miller and Dier Dos Santos, represented by Mishcon de Reya and Edwin Coe respectively, and is set to be heard in the High Court in October 2016.

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