A British government lawyer has said that the UK parliament will “very likely” have to ratify the country’s eventual agreement with the European Union when it leaves the bloc. “The government view at the moment is it is very likely that any such agreement will be subject to ratification,” James Eadie, who is representing the government, told the High Court in London. He was speaking on the third day of a legal challenge by campaigners who say parliament, and not ministers, should have the right to trigger Article 50 of the EU Lisbon Treaty. Separately, a group of senior Conservative MPs calling for a parliamentary vote on Brexit have highlighted a Government pledge made six years ago that all referendums are merely “advisory”.
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