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Fresh Brexit legal action 'if PM May snubs Lords'

By Shaun Connolly

A fresh legal challenge to triggering Brexit could be launched unless Prime Minister Theresa May allows the House of Lords to vote on the issue.

Businesswoman Gina Miller, who helped bring the action which saw the High Court insist the Commons must vote on invoking Article 50, says the upper House of Parliament also needs a "proper debate".

Ms Miller said that if the Supreme Court rejects the Government appeal against the High Court ruling, Mrs May should not try and bypass the Lords, according to the Daily Telegraph.

"(There needs to be) proper debate in both houses and an Act of Parliament. A resolution or a motion wouldn't be debated in both houses," she said.

The Government does not have a majority in the Lords.

The Supreme Court is expected to announce its Article 50 ruling early in January. Any further legal move after that could impact on Mrs May's plans to formally begin the Brexit process before the end of March.

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