Britain can stop article 50 “without EU approval”

Dec 04, 2018, 5:58 AM EST
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A top EU legal advisor, in his report prepared for the European Court of Justice, has said that the U.K. can unilaterally abandon the article 50 process and halt Brexit proceedings without the bloc’s approval.  

Advocate General Campos Sanchez-Bordona’s advice is a shot in the arm for anti-Brexit campaigners, including Alyn Smith, a Scottish National party MEP, who can drum up public support for a third option other than Prime Minister Theresa May’s “disastrous deal or chaos,” writes The Guardian.

In line with the conventions, the judges may accept the advocate’s advice, which would put the ball back in the British MP’s court as the March 29 deadline for the departure approaches, notes CNN.

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