Brexit: Article 50 and Devolved Parliaments

Britain’s supreme court has ruled, Parliament must vote on whether to leave the EU before cabinet can go ahead with negotiations. What also came out of the same ruling, however, may have a greater long-term impact: the UK’s devolved parliaments (Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland) do not get a vote on leaving the EU. What does this mean for Brexit, but perhaps more importantly for the stability of the UK’s complicated and unequal parliamentary system?


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