PARLIAMENT must vote on whether the Government can go ahead with the Brexit process, the Supreme Court has ruled this morning.

The ruling means that Prime Minister Theresa May cannot go ahead with her plas to start negotiations with the European Union until Parliament votes in favour.

She has already set a deadline of March 31 to trigger Article 50 to start the talks.

Opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn has said he will not delay the process.

The Supreme Court has also ruled that the Scottish Parliament and Welsh and Northern Ireland assemblies are not entitled to have a say.

The judges ruled against the Government by eight to three.

Attorney General Jeremy Wright said the government was "disappointed" but would "comply" with the ruling.

Taunton Deane MP Rebecca Pow said: “I very much respect the verdict delivered today by the Supreme Court, and I urge others to do the same.

"The British people voted to leave the EU, and the Government will deliver on their verdict – triggering Article 50, as planned, by the end of March.

"The majority of people who voted in Taunton Deane voted to Leave the EU and I would like to assure my constituents this will remain uppermost in mind with regards to any forthcoming votes that may come before the House of Commons.

"Whilst I personally campaigned to remain in the EU I support the people's decision and it is disappointing that some, including the Liberal Democrats, seem to be seeking to hold up the process that will enable us to move forward.”

South West MEP Molly Scott Cato, Green Party spokeswoman on EU relations, said: “The Supreme Court has ruled out a blank cheque Brexit signed off by the right wing of the Tory Party.

"Theresa May must now be prepared to listen to the wide range of voices and views on our future relationship with Europe, represented by our elected members of Parliament.

“The damaging path the May government want to lead us down, of removing the UK from the single market, exiting the customs union, ending free movement and failing to uphold important environmental legislation, means progressive MPs cannot support the triggering of article 50 at this stage.

“Theresa May must now provide assurances that her government is pursuing a plan that protects the UK’s economic interests, safeguards jobs, protects our environment and guarantees we do not enter a race to the bottom on corporate tax rates.

"Only then can we begin to work towards a constructive rather than a destructive future relationship with our European neighbours.

“We must also push for an amendment for a 'ratification referendum' so that the final deal agreed between the EU and the UK can be put to the people. That will ensure that people are really able to take back control."