Northern Ireland legal challenge to Brexit is dismissed

Lawyers for the Britain's government had argued there was no legal barrier to Brexit.

By: AP | London | Published:October 28, 2016 5:11 pm
Northern Ireland, Ireland Brexit, UK European Union, Ireland European Union, Belfast High court, news, latest news, world news, international news, UK news, Britain news A group of politicians in Northern Ireland had sued before the Belfast High Court, arguing that lawmakers in the Stormont Assembly should have a say on whether to trigger negotiations with Europe. (source: AP)

A judge in Northern Ireland has dismissed one of the legal challenges to Britain’s decision to leave the European Union, or Brexit. A group of politicians in Northern Ireland had sued before the Belfast High Court, arguing that lawmakers in the Stormont Assembly should have a say on whether to trigger negotiations with Europe.

Lawyers for the Britain’s government had argued there was no legal barrier to Brexit.

The case is separate from a landmark legal challenge being heard before Britain’s High Court, which argues that Parliament needs to act before Prime Minister Theresa May can trigger negotiations to leave the 28-nation bloc.