Gina Miller vows to 'take Government back to court if Brexit promises are broken'

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Historic: Gina Miller won a landmark case against the Government in the High Court in January: Getty Images

Gina Miller has threatened to take the Government back to court if Theresa May does not fulfil her Brexit promises.

The businesswoman, who successfully challenged the Prime Minister’s right to trigger Brexit without parliamentary approval, said she would be willing to launch another lawsuit if necessary.

Speaking after the Brexit Bill was approved by Parliament on Monday evening, Ms Miller admitted she was “bitterly disappointed” MPs had rejected an amendment giving them a “meaningful vote” on the final deal.

She told Sky News: "My point has always been that Parliament needs to be sovereign.

"It needs to be at the centre of everything and if Parliament won't stand up for themselves, and I have to say everything I have invested in this, I have taken the horses to water, they didn't necessarily drink.

"But if they do that over and over again and for some reason are failing to scrutinise the Government on the Brexit package and the Brexit process, then I will seek the certainty of court."

Ms Miller took her case against the Government to the Supreme Court and won in a landmark ruling in January, meaning the Prime Minister had to seek the approval of Parliament before triggering Article 50.

Theresa May: the PM's Brexit Bill was cleared by Parliament on Monday (Getty Images)

The Lords attempted to amend the bill on two counts. They wanted the rights of EU nationals in the UK to be guaranteed and Parliament to have a “meaningful vote” on the final deal.

However, both amendments were rejected by the Commons before the Lords accepted defeat and the path is now clear for Mrs May to begin official Brexit negotiations.

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