The Court of Justice of the European Union has today issued its ruling, confirming that the UK can unilaterally revoke its intention to leave the EU under Article 50, and that the UK would keep its existing terms of membership if it did so.
Commenting, Dame Margaret Beckett MP, leading supporter of the People’s Vote campaign, said:
“This is confirmation that it is still up to us to decide whether we want to keep the existing deal we've got in the EU rather than accept a bad deal negotiated by the Government.
“What has happened in the last week is that any prospect of no deal has been removed by amendments allowing Parliament to take control, while we now all know beyond any doubt that we can stay in the EU - it’s not too late.
“In the next few days we can take Theresa May’s deal off the table too. Other Brexit options do not work any better than that of the Prime Minister because there is no deal that can keep all the promises made two years ago or is better than the deal we’ve got in the EU.
“It is becoming increasingly clear that the only way forward now is through a People’s Vote.”
Notes to Editors
The full ECJ ruling can be read here: https://twitter.com/eucourtpress/status/1072039706123210752?s=12