Parliamentary approval needed for Brexit – Reactions in the British newspapers

Campaigners have won their battle over Theresa May’s decision to use the royal prerogative in her Brexit strategy.  The High Court has ruled that the Government does not have power to trigger Article 50 without parliamentary approval. (Telegraph)

Historic case hands Parliament opportunity to challenge, or even delay, the process of leaving the European Union. (Independent)

Theresa May is humiliated by High Court ruling that says MPs must be given a vote on Brexit but the Government insists it will appeal controversial decision. (Daily Mail)

Labour MP and Remain supporter Pat McFadden branded the decision “a complete humiliation for the Government”, with judges ruling the Prime Minister cannot invoke Article 50 without a vote by MPs. (Express)

The challengers maintained that parliamentary approval and legislation was required for such a fundamental change that would deprive millions of UK citizens of their legal rights. If ministers alone triggered Brexit they would be undermining the sovereignty of parliament, it was argued. (Guardian)