British government will have to get approval before triggering Article 50

The British government will have to put the Brexit process to the Houses of Parliament before it can trigger Article 50.

That’s according to a UK Supreme Court ruling issued this morning, after the government appealed a High Court decision.

Prime Minister Theresa May has been hoping Article 50 could be triggered, beginning the Brexit process, before the end of March.

Supreme Court justices ruled – by a majority of eight to three – that there must be a vote on Article 50 before it’s triggered.

Lord Neuberger the court’s president delivered the judgment this morning: