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The High Court has ruled that UK prime minister Theresa May does not have the right to activate Article 50 without backing from Parliament.

According to mainstream media reports, the High Court judgement indicates that Theresa May must consult MP’s over the decision to trigger Article 50, which she previously stated would be activated in March 2017, beginning the Brexit divorce from the EU.

The Government has said that it would appeal the decision to the Supreme Court, which is set to take place next month.

Following the news the pound rose past the $1.24 for the first time in three weeks, but has since slipped back as the government announced a planned appeal.

Speaking to the BBC, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said that the judgement ‘underlines the need for the government to bring its negotiating terms to Parliament without delay’.

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