Bromsgrove MP confident the Government will deliver scheduled Brexit on time

Bromsgrove MP Sajid Javid has said he is confident the Government will still ‘deliver the will of the British people’.

His comments come after the Supreme Court said Parliament must vote on when the Brexit process can be started.

It means Article 50 cannot be triggered and the ‘divorce proceedings’ cannot begin with the EU until a bill gets the backing of both the House of Commons and the House of Lords.

Following Tuesday’s ruling, Prime Minister Theresa May was quick to reassure the country that her intended timetable would still stand and that Article 50 would be triggered before her March 31 deadline.

Mr Javid told The Standard: “Our independent judiciary is the cornerstone of the rule of law.

“I fully respect the decision made today and it’s now up to Parliament to deliver the will of the British people.”

The court also ruled the Scottish Parliament and Welsh and Northern Ireland assemblies need not be consulted and the vote would only be with the UK Government as a whole.