The Government is to appeal against a High Court ruling that the Prime Minister must seek MPs' approval to trigger the process of taking Britain out of the European Union.
Campaigners were celebrating victory in the legal battle against Theresa May's decision to use the royal prerogative in her Brexit strategy, with demands for her to now set out her negotiating strategy to MPs.
In one of the most important constitutional cases in generations, three senior judges ruled that the Prime Minister does not have power to use the prerogative to trigger Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty to start the two-year process of negotiating Brexit without the prior authority of Parliament.
Within minutes of the ruling by Lord Chief Justice Lord Thomas, International Development Secretary Liam Fox told the House of Commons that the Government will appeal to the Supreme Court.
And a Government spokesman said:
The Government is disappointed by the Court's judgment. The country voted to leave the European Union in a referendum approved by Act of Parliament. And the Government is determined to respect the result of the referendum.
In response to the news, interim Ukip leader Nigel Farage has warned of ‘public anger’ if a ‘betrayal’ of the public's wishes follows a landmark High Court ruling on Brexit.
His succession of tweets, below, appear to have a revoluntionary angle:
Last night at the Spectator Awards I had a distinct feeling that our political class do not accept the 23rd of June referendum result.