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Re: The Brexit referendum thread: potential consequences for GB, EU and the Brits in

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Obviously it's just one lawyer's opinion, but I think it's put very well. Two different processes were required to enter the EU and two will be needed to leave. Parliament does have its role to play, both in approving any "deal" that is reached by the Government with the EU and in altering/cancelling those laws which bind the UK to EU law once we leave the EU. But the PM needing Parliament's approval to trigger Article 50 - no.
So in summary you say: it took an act of parliament to join the EEC, parliament needs to approve the new treaty and fix up the laws, but the PM can ignore them if she wants to break a treaty! Do you really not see the contradiction there???
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