Scottish court to hear no-deal Brexit suspension case next month

Andrew Cummings
August 13, 2019

Much of the recovery at the polls is ascribed to Johnson, ComRes Chairman Andew Hawkins said, calling the poll "confirmation that Boris Bounce is real and shows no sign of disappearing despite the Parliamentary break".

The case had its first court outing on Tuesday at which the Court of Session decided that a substantive hearing would take place on September 6, said lawyer Jo Maugham from the Good Law Project which is supporting the challenge.

A leaked strategy document reveals that Mr Johnson's opponents believe they can thwart his plans to push through a no-deal Brexit and compel him to hold an election with Britain still in the European Union.

It has been suggested that in order to achieve a no deal Brexit, Johnson could decide to close parliament in the run up to the deadline.

This is known as proroguing, and would require the permission of the Queen. "They discussed global economic issues and trade, and the prime minister updated the president on Brexit", said a spokeswoman from Johnson's office. He continued that the United Kingdom government would "weaken its own position" if it negotiated with European Union leaders.

Anti-Brexit campaigners have chosen to use the Scottish courts to hear their case because it sits throughout the summer period. A procedural hearing will take place on September 4.

Mr Bolton said: "The main objective of the visit really is to convey President Trump's desire to see a successful exit from the European Union for the United Kingdom on October 31, to offer to be of help in any way that we can, and to express his hope we can have a fully comprehensive bilateral trade agreement with the United Kingdom as soon as possible".

Rebel MPs are plotting to rewrite the Commons rulebook and rip up parliament's standing orders in a bid to prevent Boris Johnson from forcing through a no-deal Brexit, The Independent has learnt.

The cross-party group of MPs and peers are backed by the Good Law Project.

In December previous year, the European Court of Justice ruled that the Article 50 notice could be unilaterally revoked after a challenge was brought by Scottish lawmakers who also initiated their case in the Court of Session.

"That's certainly not democracy and I expect our courts to say it's not the law".

"It's great progress to have a full hearing in September before the Prime Minister can consider closing down parliament to force through a no deal Brexit".

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