Revoking Article 50

Catherine is part of a cross-party group of parliamentarians who are fighting to win the UK Parliament a right to revoke Article 50, which triggered the Brexit process.

You can read the latest in the Herald newspaper by clicking here.

Catherine has also written the following article for the paper, explaining why she is involved in the process:

IT was a grave error for Article 50 to be triggered when it was.
Despite warnings about the complexities of a Brexit deal, the alarm clock was wound up and started ticking in March 2017.
The alarm is set to chime in March next year… and we still have no deal.
It is of course worth remembering that the leader of my own party, Jeremy Corbyn, wanted to trigger Article 50 the day after the EU referendum – a reckless move that thankfully did not come to pass. But Theresa May has still rushed into this process, adopting a hard-line ‘my way or no way’ approach that has understandably infuriated Brussels.
On the day Article 50 was set in motion, EU Council President Donald Tusk said the EU would seek to ‘minimise costs’ for citizens, businesses and member states. He can’t be blamed for sticking to his word.
As many of us predicted, the Brexit process is an almighty mess, with the lies of the Leave campaign now fully exposed, and the harsh reality of a hard Brexit now abundantly clear. We’re not handing over extra money to our NHS – we’re having to stockpile medicines.
It’s no wonder that support for a People’s Vote is growing. It is not inevitable that we leave the EU next March. Voters have the right to change their minds.
And, as a member state, I believe the United Kingdom has the right to change its mind.
That’s why I am proud to be involved in the cross-party legal fight, seeking a ruling from Europe’s highest court on whether Article 50 can be revoked if MPs vote to do so.
Following the Labour Party conference, with Shadow Brexit Secretary Keir Starmer putting the option of remaining back on the table, I believe we can build a majority in the UK Parliament to reverse Brexit.
If we go ahead with leaving the EU next year, it will be the poorest in society who will suffer.
For the sake of the workers of this country, and the generations to come, I am not prepared to sit back and accept that Brexit is inevitable.

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