Daily Mail | July 4, 2016
A top law firm is refusing to name ‘hundreds’ of business figures and academics behind a bid to prevent the new Prime Minister formally triggering Britain’s exit from the EU without agreement from the House of Commons.
Mishcon de Reya is taking action to ensure MPs have their say before Downing Street invokes Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty.
If successful, the bid could hand MPs – three quarters of whom supported Remain – the power to delay our departure and control the terms.
David Cameron has insisted it will be the duty of his successor to trigger the mechanism after he resigning in the wake of the referendum’s bombshell Leave victory.
Home Secretary Theresa May, the favourite to take over as PM, and Justice Secretary Michael Gove have suggested they would not push ahead with the move this year.