Posted on January 27, 2017
Owen Reidy, Congress Assistant General Secretary
Assistant General Secretary Owen Reidy says Brexit negotiations are too important to be left to politicians in Dublin, London or Brussels. This article also features on the TUC's Touchstone Blog
The UK Supreme Court judgement has finally clarified the key role of parliament in triggering Article 50.
That judgement reinforced the centrality of elected politicians to decisions that will shape the future of the UK, as opposed to the Prime Minister assuming Royal Prerogative.
At least now MPs will have the opportunity to challenge and oppose the Prime Minister’s determination to leave the EU in a manner almost designed to inflict the maximum damage to Northern Ireland and its neighbours - economically, socially and politically.
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