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British PM Warns MPs Against Blocking Brexit

British PM Warns MPs Against Blocking Brexit

LONDON - British Prime Minister Theresa May warned lawmakers on Sunday not to block Brexit, after the High Court ruled that she cannot start the process of leaving the European Union without parliament's approval.
"MPs and peers who regret the referendum result need to accept what the people decided," May said in her first comments since Thursday's controversial judgment.
The Conservative government is appealing the court's finding that parliament must agree to the triggering of Article 50 of the EU's Lisbon Treaty, which begins formal negotiations on Britain leaving the bloc.
The ruling prompted outrage among Brexit supporters, amid speculation that pro-European lawmakers would seek to water down the break with the EU and derail May's plans to begin formal exit talks by the end of March.
In a statement issued ahead of a trade mission to India, the prime minister said she was focused on getting the best outcome from Brexit following the June referendum vote.
"That means sticking to our plan and timetable, getting on with the work of developing our negotiating strategy and not putting all our cards on the table," she said.

The ruling sparked attacks on the judges involved, with one newspaper calling them "Enemies of the People", while one of the claimants in the case has received online rape and beheading threats. (AFP)