Brexit was all about taking back control. Now Theresa May is fighting to take it from her MPs

Evan Bartlett@ev_bartlett
Thursday 03 November 2016 10:15
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Theresa May has refused to give Parliament a vote on triggering Article 50(Getty)

One of the biggest claims the Leave campaign made during the build up to the referendum was that Britain could 'take back control' if it left the EU.

Take back control of our borders. Take back control of our law. Take back control of our wonky bananas.

But after the High Court's decision on Thursday that Theresa May cannot bypass parliament when triggering Article 50, meaning MPs should have a vote, it appears people also want to "take back control" from our democratically elected representatives.

It's now likely the government will appeal the decision so MPs cannot get a vote.

As PoliticsHome editor Kevin Schofield pointed out to Ukip MEP Patrick O'Flynn...

Parliamentary democracy, eh.

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