The Guardian reports that a crowdfunded legal challenge is being mounted in the High Court in Ireland to seek clarification as to whether the triggering of Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty is reversible. The applicant, Jolyon Maugham QC, intends for the question to be referred to the Court of Justice of the European Union.
To ensure the UK can shape its own relationship with the EU, this legal challenge will seek to clarify if a notice to withdraw from exit negotiations would need to consented to by the other 27 member states. If the ECJ decides that invoking Article 50 is reversible, this could allow the UK – by choice of the electorate or parliament – to reject the outcome of Brexit negotiations and remain in the EU.
This following Guardian article provides further information:
Ensuring that an exit is available, in the event that the outcome of Brexit negotiations looks bleak, remains – in our opinion – an essential option that should not be removed from the table. Why test the depth of the water with both feet when one would do?
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