Pound rises as High Court rules Parliament must vote on Article 50

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This morning the high court ruled that Parliament must vote on whether Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty should be triggered. Despite over 51% of the electorate confirming their wish for the United Kingdom to leave the EU, following a parliamentary vote to have the referendum, another parliamentary vote will be required.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn urged the government: "to bring its negotiating terms to Parliament without delay", adding that "there must be transparency and accountability to Parliament on the terms of Brexit".

UKIP Leader Nigel Farage said: "I now fear every attempt will be made to block or delay triggering Article 50. They have no idea level of public anger they will provoke."

The government will be appealing the decision directly to the Supreme Court.