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Article 50 revocation would be "an act of betrayal unique in our history" - UKIP Leader Gerard Batten

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The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has ruled that the United Kingdom can unilaterally revoke Article 50 without the consent of the other 27 EU member states.

This ruling is entirely novel since the Treaty and Article 50 make no so such provision for Article 50 to be revoked once it is invoked by a member state. It only makes provision for it to be extended with the consent of all the member states.

UKIP Leader Gerard Batten said, 

"With this ruling, the EU establishment has provided the British political establishment with a get-out clause from Brexit.

“The CJEU has arrived at a neat and simple, and entirely cynical, solution to stop Britain leaving the EU by giving Parliament the power to reverse the Brexit process – under ‘EU law’.

“This is entirely as I have predicted. The British political establishment has sought to delay and impede the leaving process until a means can be found to overturn the decision of the Referendum. The CJEU has handed a solution to our treacherous political class on a plate. The only question is will they be treacherous enough to take it or not?

“If the House of Commons does revoke Article 50, thereby keeping the UK in the EU, it will be an act of betrayal unique in our history.

"UKIP stands alone as the only serious political party committed to serving the will of the 17.4 million people who voted for Britain to return to the status of a free and independent democratic nation-state."