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Salvini slams UK court Brexit ruling


Milan, November 3 - Anti-immigrant and anti-euro
Northern League leader Matteo Salvini on Thursday slammed a
British High Court ruling that the UK's parliament must vote on
triggering Brexit.
"Lack of democracy is not just an Italian peculiarity," he
"If people vote the way the powers that be want they are
sovereign, otherwise if they vote not to the liking of the
powers that be they are a little less so.
"The British voted (for Brexit in a referendum) and for me
the people's vote is valid.
"I'm stunned by this (verdict) but I don't think it changes
British Premier Theresa May said on Thursday the
government was "determined" to continue with its Brexit plan
after the High Court ruled parliament needed to vote on whether
the country can start the process of leaving the European Union.
The government has "no intention of letting" Thursday's
judgement "derail Article 50 or the timetable we have set out.
We are determined to continue with our plan", May's official
spokesman said.
The British premier has said she intends to trigger article
50 beginning the two-year period of formal negotiations leading
to Brexit by March 2017.
The government is appealing against the High Court ruling
to the Supreme Court, with a first hearing reportedly scheduled
next month.
The High Court decision came after a group of pro-European
activists challenged May's position that the outcome of the June
referendum on Brexit and existing ministerial powers mean the
government can start the process of leaving the EU on its own.
In the referendum Leave won by 52% to 48% for Remain.
"The most fundamental rule of the UK constitution is that
parliament is sovereign," said Lord Thomas of Cwmgiedd, the lord
chief justice, in delivering Thursday's judgement.
Meanwhile, May is due to have a telephone conversation with
European Commission President Jean Claude Juncker on Friday "on
the request of the British government", commission spokesperson
Margaritis Schinas said.

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