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The UK can unilaterally reverse Brexit, rules EU court

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LONDON — The UK has the power to unilaterally reverse Brexit, the EU’s highest court has ruled.

The European Court of Justice ruled on Monday that that Article 50 — the legal mechanism which kickstarted Brexit — allows the unilateral revocation of the UK’s intention to withdraw from the EU.

That means the possibility of revoking Article 50 would continue to exist until the Article 50 process has formally concluded, which is scheduled for March next year.

The court case was referred to the ECJ by Edinburgh’s Court of Session in September after a legal case was brought by a group of anti-Brexit Scottish politicians including Joanna Cherry QC and Alyn Smith MEP, as well as lawyer Jo Maugham QC.

This is a developing story.

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