Parliament should approve Brexit first: UK lawyers

Over a thousand British lawyers have signed a letter addressed to Prime Minister David Cameron, saying that the June 23 vote to exit the European Union (EU) was not “legally binding” and needs a parliamentary vote to materialize.

Last month, 52 percent of British voters opted to leave the union after 43 years of membership in the 28-nation bloc.

The lawyers, however, argue that MPs should be allowed a free vote on the decision before London invokes the Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty and enters a two-year timeline to exit the EU.

“There is evidence that the referendum result was influenced by misrepresentations of fact and promises that could not be delivered,” wrote Philip Kolvin, one of the letter’s main coordinators.

“Since the result was only narrowly in favor of Brexit, it cannot be discounted that the misrepresentations and promises were a decisive or contributory factor in the result,” he added.

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