PressTV-UK can cancel Brexit, EU court rules

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has finally ruled that the United Kingdom can cancel a 2016 decision to leave the European Union without gaining the approval of other bloc members.

The ECJ ruling on Monday came despite assertions by the UK government and the EU that they have no intention of reversing Brexit, a process that began with London triggering the Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty two years ago which would end with Britain’s planned departure from the EU on March 29, 2019.

However, uncertainty over a draft Brexit deal — reached last month between the UK and the EU, and whether it could go through the British parliament — have encouraged anti-Brexit politicians to pursue a path in the Strasbourg-based ECJ that could allow Britain to stay in the EU if the British people decide in a potential referendum to cancel Brexit.

In their Monday ruling, ECJ judges clarified Article 50 and said the “UK is free to unilaterally revoke…

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