Brexit law could be passed within weeks, say ministers


Prime Minister Theresa May may decide to pass new laws so Britain can leave Europe, instead of launching a battle in the Supreme Court.
According to ministers, the Prime Minister could opt for what is seen as the quickest and easiest option rather than appealing a recent High Court ruling.
Brexit Secretary David Davis says new laws could be passed through Parliament before the need for a Supreme court hearing.
Three judges in the High Court ruled that Mrs May could not trigger Article 50, needed to start official negotiations to leave Europe, without Parliament’s say so.
However, now it emerges she may choose to go down a different route to make sure her timescale to leave Europe remains on track.
Mrs May has conceded that the Supreme Court may dictate the degree of scrutiny MPs and peers will be able to have when it comes to Brexit negotiations, if the Government loses its appeal.
Pro-Brexit MPs are now piling pressure onto Mrs May and Mr Davis, who they say should push through new legislation rather than wait for the case to be decided in court.
Former Education secretary Nicky Morgan is demanding that Mr David agree to a “one line Bill authorising the triggering of Article 50.”
Mr Davis said while that route was tempting, he added: “We do have to complete the tests in the court that are necessary to establish the law.”
When asked outright by former Cabinet Office minister Oliver Letwin whether bringing forward an Act and a Bill would be a route open to the government, he replied: “Yes”.
However, both Mr Davis and Mrs May are said to be set on concentrating all efforts on winning their appeal when it is heard in the Supreme Court.
Mr Davis also described attacks on Gina Miller, the woman who led the successful High Court Brexit case as “deplorable” and said those making death and rape threats via social media were committing criminal acts.
He said: “They sound to me to be effectively criminal attacks, because incitement of violence, threats of violence, racial abuse, are all crimes
Ms Miller, meanwhile has said that if she loses the appeal when it goes to the Supreme Court, she will not take it further by heading to the European Courts. She said she believed that a case surrounding the British exit from Europe should be decided in Britain.

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