Greer welcomes judgement from Court of Session on Article 50 case

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If negotiations collapse, as appears to be happening, we have to know that a No-Deal disaster is not the only option on the table. Ross Greer MSP

The Court of Session today issued an opinion in favour of a group of politicians, which means that they can ask the European Court of Justice to rule on whether Article 50 can be revoked, stopping Brexit.

The group includes Scottish Green MSPs Andy Wightman and Ross Greer, Labour MEPs David Martin and Catherine Stihler and SNP MEP Alyn Smith, and was represented by Aidan O’Neill QC and Elaine Motion of Balfour Manson law firm.

Ross Greer MSP, Europe spokesperson for the Scottish Greens, said:

“This sound judgement from the Court of Session paves the way for at least one bit of clarity amid the Tories’ Brexit chaos. It is entirely reasonable for us to ask whether the UK Parliament can revoke the triggering of Article 50 and end the Brexit process.

“We know that the UK Tory Government, in the grip of Brexit extremists, has no intention of revoking Article 50 but that’s not the point. This is about ensuring MPs are fully informed of their options at this time of national crisis.

“If negotiations collapse, as appears to be happening, we have to know that a No-Deal disaster is not the only option on the table.”