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The British Union flag and European Union flag are seen hanging outside Europe House in central London June 9, 2015. REUTERS/Toby Melville

London- The British government has expressed disappointment and decided to make an appeal of the British High Court rule that Parliament must give its approval before the process of Britain leaving the European Union (EU) can begin—this decision was announced on Thursday.

Prime Minister Theresa May government assured voters that it respects their will and will not surrender to political pressures that demand it to conduct another survey and to refuge to the parliament to reverse the result of the first survey on BREXIT.

Some critics appeared recently, demanding a second survey since the first one was a democratic and moral one and not a legally binding survey. This point of view was also endorsed by legal experts.

A government’s spokesman said that the government is disappointed regarding the court’s ruling.

“The country voted in favor of BREXIT in a referendum backed by the parliament and the government and for this the government insists on respecting the referendum result. We will make an appeal,” added the spokesman.

Due to the court’s ruling, the sterling jumped and exceeded USD1.24 for the first time since three weeks, on Thursday.

Many politicians, who were surprised by the decision to leave the EU, recommended holding a second survey, just like what happened in Denmark and Ireland.

The former Prime Minister Tony Blair said the U.K. should keep its options open over its decision to leave the European Union until it becomes clear what kind of deal it can get.

“If it becomes clear that this is either a deal that doesn’t make it worth our while leaving, or alternatively a deal that’s going to be so serious in its implications, people may decide they don’t want to go,” Blair told the BBC.