MPs ready to vote against triggering Brexit

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Several MPs say they will vote against triggering Article 50 as they call for a referendum on the UK’s Brexit deal with EU leaders.

Last week, SCM Investments founder Gina Miller won a Brexit legal challenge that paves the way for MPs to vote on triggering Article 50. The Government has already confirmed it will appeal the High Court decision, with the appeal to be heard next month

According to the BBC, MPs from Liberal Democrat, Labour and Northern Ireland’s SDLP have said they are prepared to vote against the Government invoking Article 50.

Lib Dem leader Tim Farron told the BBC his party would oppose it unless the Government holds a referendum on the deal to be negotiated with EU leaders.

SNP MPs are also likely to vote against triggering Article 50.

The BBC report says the opposition of some MPs could “embolden” critics in the House of Lords. However, with Conservative Party support and the support of most Labour MPs, the Bill is likely to pass through the House of Commons.