UK ministers to appeal anti-Brexit challenge

Brexit negotiations are ongoing. EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)
Brexit negotiations are ongoing. EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)
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The UK government will today mount a challenge to a legal attempt by Remain-supporting politicians to abandon Brexit.

Last month the Court of Session in Edinburgh announced it would refer to the European Court of Justice the question of whether UK can revoke its decision to trigger the Article 50 withdrawal process without the permission of the other 27 EU members.

Yesterday a UK government spokesperson said: “We were disappointed by the decision of the Court of Session and are seeking to appeal it in the Supreme Court. But it remains a matter of firm policy that we will not be revoking the Article 50 notice and we will not comment further on ongoing litigation.”

The case against Brexit was brought by a group of Green, SNP and Labour politicians.