Parliament must vote on whether the UK can start the process of leaving the EU, the High Court has ruled.The ruling ratifies the view of those who were saying that the Brexit referendum was advisory only. What the court is telling the MPs to "do yer bloody jobs." The conventional view was that the politicians thought Brexit was folly. The interesting question is whether or not Parliament will have the spine to do anything.
This means the government cannot trigger Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty - beginning formal discussions with the EU - on their own.
Theresa May says the referendum - and existing ministerial powers - mean MPs do not need to vote, but campaigners called this unconstitutional.
The government is appealing, with a further hearing expected next month.
I'll bet "no".