The European Court of Justice’s Advocate General has said the UK should be able to unilaterally cancel its withdrawal from the EU. A cross-party group of Scottish parliamentarians has been seeking a ruling through the courts, led by Green MSP Andy Wightman.
Catherine Stihler, Labour MEP for Scotland and a member of the cross-party group involved in the legal process, said:
“This is a landmark opinion from the Advocate General.
“He has made clear that the UK can stop the ticking clock of Brexit before it is too late.
“If judges accept his opinion, the UK will have the option of halting the process, and will be able to offer the chance to keep the best deal we have as a member of the EU through a People’s Vote – rather than choosing between Theresa May’s bad deal or a catastrophic no-deal scenario.
“I pay tribute to Andy Wightman for leading on this important issue, which the UK Government had tried to stymie at every turn. There is now light at the end of the tunnel.”
Read the full opinion here: https://curia.europa.eu/jcms/jcms/Jo2_7052/en/