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Brexit campaigners are protesting outside Westminster as the Government awaits a hearing for its appeal against a court ruling that the Prime Minister must get MPs' approval to start the process of leaving the EU.

Around 1,500 people are expected to take part in the Brexit Feet in London Protest, which coincides with Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond's first budget speech, as a wave of protests sweeps the country.

'We want BREXIT NOW!' Protesters swarm Parliament over Article 50 High Court ruling

By Katie Mansfield
Wed, Nov 23, 2016
The Daily Express


By Katie Mansfield
Wed, Nov 23, 2016
The Daily Express

Brexit campaigners are protesting outside Westminster as the Government awaits a hearing for its appeal against a court ruling that the Prime Minister must get MPs' approval to start the process of leaving the EU.

Around 1,500 people are expected to take part in the Brexit Feet in London Protest, which coincides with Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond's first budget speech, as a wave of protests sweeps the country.

Pro-Brexit campaigners have already started gathering outside Westminster chanting "We want Brexit now!" and brandishing placards with messages such as "the people have spoken" and "you work for us".

Campaigners from The People’s Charter, Brexit Feet, Young Britons for Liberty, Brexit Revolution and other groups have joined together for the protest, with other events taking place in Birmingham, Belfast, Bournemouth, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Manchester and York.


Pro-Brexit campaigners have gathered outside the House of Commons

Protesters were seen carrying banners reading: “Shout it loud and clear. We voted to leave…now get on with it”.

Others held placards reading “Traitors to Democracy” and “MPs, FYI you work for us”.

It comes after a unanimous High Court ruling which states that Theresa May must get MPs' permission before triggering Article 50 of the EU treaties to begin the formal two-year exit process.


Pro-Brexit campaigners from The People’s Charter and other groups plan to hold a peaceful protest



A woman holds a placard as protesters gather outside Westminster


'Traitors to democracy': One protester holds a huge banner outside the House of Commons


The Government is appealing the decision, with a four-day hearing in the Supreme Court starting on December 5.

A ruling is expected in January.

The Scottish and Welsh governments have also been given permission to intervene in the case, which is expected to be heard by all 11 judges of the Supreme Court.

Tory MP David Davies, who was one of the leading Brexit campaigners in Wales, spoke at the Westminster rally to huge applause and cheers.

He said: “I pledge to you as a member of Parliament that I will do absolutely everything to ensure Article 50 is implemented.

“We are not going anywhere. We are going to be back here again and again.”

His speech was followed by protesters chanting: "We want Brexit, now, now, now" and "What do we want? Brexit. When do we want it? Now."

Following the High Court decision, the Monmouth MP tweeted: "Unelected judges calling the shots. This is precisely why we voted out. Power to the people!"

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Around 1,500 people are expected to take part in the Brexit Feet in London Protest


The Government awaits a hearing for its appeal against the High Court ruling

Gina Miller has won the case to block Theresa May from Article 50

Former Ukip leadership candidate Elizabeth Jones and Libertarian Alliance director Sean Gabb are also scheduled to address the rally.

Investment manager Gina Miller was part of the group that brought the Article 50 case to the High Court.

Ms Miller, the lead claimant in the landmark legal action, argued the Prime Minister does not have the constitutional authority to trigger Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty before seeking authorisation from Parliament and MPs.

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