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British in Europe coalition and 3 million group to meet Michel Barnier on 28 March

5 representatives of the citizen organisations British in Europe and the 3million group have been invited on 28 March by chief EU Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier for informal discussions before Article 50 is triggered by the British Government.

Nicolas Hatton, founder of the3million, said:

This raises the possibility of an early deal to secure our rights, which makes me really hopeful about the future.”

Jane Golding from British in Europe, the coalition of 12 citizens groups in the EU, said:

We are pleased he wishes to engage with us, and will be asking him to seek a rapid solution based on maintaining the existing rights of 4 million people – including the 3 million EU citizens now resident in the UK – currently trapped in Brexit limbo.”

The meeting will take place in Brussels on 28th March and updates from the meeting will follow..

Press coverage:

The Guardian Newspaper 17th March 2017

 

03. November 2016 – High Court Judgment Day

  • Judgment in the Article 50 challenge handed down at 10am, 3rd November 2016 in Court in Room 4.
  • An appeal by the losing party or parties, ‘leapfrogged’ direct to the Supreme Court to be heard early in December, is very likely.
  • The People Challenge launched a new fundraising appeal to cover legal costs.  They consider it vital that ordinary people’s EU citizenship rights continue to be defended in this unprecedented important case.
  • The Guardian reports:

    High court says parliament must vote on triggering article 50 

Judgment on Article 50 Challenge – 3rd November 2016

Judgment on the Article 50 challenge will be handed down at 10am, 3rd November 2016 in Court Room 4. An appeal by the losing party or parties, ‘leapfrogged’ direct to the Supreme Court to be heard early in December, is very likely.

The Peoples Challenge have said they will be launching a new fundraising appeal tomorrow to cover legal costs and other expenses associated with the appeal.  

See details of court procedure here.

MPs demand vote on hard Brexit

  • Stephen Phillips, a pro-leave Tory MP, seeks urgent debate in Commons amid calls for parliament to be given proper scrutiny of the process of leaving the EU.
  • Cross-party alliance says it should be consulted over future trade decisions, saying referendum was on EU membership; not single market.
  • Sir Keir Starmer told the BBC the referendum result “has to be accepted” but accused the PM of trying to “manoeuvre without any scrutiny” on how to achieve it.
  • Watch Sir Keir Starmer on the Andrew Marr Show: Government must not ‘fan the flames of division’