Theresa May is promising Brexit "in full"

 
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Theresa May has promised a full Brexit after the process of leaving the EU was thrown into doubt in the wake of a legal ruling over how Article 50 can be triggered, risking an unprecedented constitutional row.

The Prime Minister has said it is the "responsibility of the government to get on with the job and to carry out their instruction in full", writing in the Telegraph and seeking to quell fears that Brexit will be watered down.

Judges found in favour of campaigners who believe Article 50 is subject to a parliamentary vote, in a ruling on Thursday, throwing the country into further uncertainty.

Read more: Parliament will now debate whether to invoke Article 50: So what?

The government will appeal the decision and have faced outrage from Leave voters who fear Britain's exit from the EU will not be implemented fully.

It has also increased the chances of a General Election.

"The people made their choice, and did so decisively," said May, speaking for the first time since the ruling, adding: "MPs and peers who regret the referendum result need to accept what the people decided."

"Instead of re-fighting the battles of the past, we should be focusing on how we can come together as a country to make the most of this great national opportunity and forge a bold, confident, global future for Britain," she said.

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