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British PM May says country should unite on Brexit plan

  • Some of the front pages of Britain's newspapers after the High Court determined that MPs must have a say on triggering Article 50 to begin the UK's exit from the European Union, in London, Friday Nov. 4, 2016. A High Court ruling that Britain's Parliament must give approval before Prime Minister Theresa May triggers the formal process of taking Britain out of the European Union has cast some uncertainty over Brexit. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)

    Some of the front pages of Britain's newspapers after the High Court determined that MPs must have a say on triggering Article 50 to begin the UK's exit from the European Union, in London, Friday Nov. 4, 2016. A High Court ruling that Britain's Parliament must give approval before Prime Minister Theresa May triggers the formal process of taking Britain out of the European Union has cast some uncertainty over Brexit. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - This is a Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2016 file photo of Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May speaks during a press statement with Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos at 10 Downing Street in London. British Prime Minister Theresa May has shrugged off an adverse court ruling on the government's plans to leave the European Union and maintains that Brexit will be carried out in full. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, pool, File)

    FILE - This is a Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2016 file photo of Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May speaks during a press statement with Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos at 10 Downing Street in London. British Prime Minister Theresa May has shrugged off an adverse court ruling on the government's plans to leave the European Union and maintains that Brexit will be carried out in full. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, pool, File)  (The Associated Press)

British Prime Minister Theresa May has shrugged off an adverse court ruling on the government's plans to leave the European Union and maintains that Brexit will be carried out in full.

She used a Sunday Telegraph column to say her government will "get on with the job" despite a High Court ruling requiring her to seek parliamentary approval before triggering the exit process. May says the government hopes to win a reversal of that decision before the Supreme Court because an important principle is at stake.

She says Parliament voted to put the decision on EU membership "in the hands of the people" in the June 23 referendum.

May says the vote was decisive in favor of leaving the 28-nation bloc and that choice must be respected.