UK’s Cameron warns parliament not to try blocking Brexit

  • Agencies, London
  • Updated: Jun 27, 2016 21:10 IST
A still image from video shows Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron speaking to the House of Commons about the recent EU referendum in central London. (Reuters)

Prime Minister David Cameron said on Monday there should be no attempt in parliament to block Britain’s departure from the European Union following the country’s vote to leave the bloc.

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The Scottish National Party’s parliamentary spokesperson later warned Cameron that his party had no intention of seeing Scotland taken out of the EU against its will.

Cameron also said Britain’s vote to leave the EU must be respected and that the decision on when to trigger the formal “Article 50” exit process was a decision for “Britain alone”.

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“There can be no doubt about the result ... I am clear, and the cabinet agreed this morning, that the decision must be accepted,” Cameron told parliament.

“The British government will not be triggering Article 50 at this stage ... this is our sovereign decision and it will be for Britain, and Britain alone, to take.”

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