Published: Tue, August 13, 2019
Finance | By Loren Pratt

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

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

The likelihood of a no-deal Brexit has increased significantly since Boris Johnson was appointed Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, with Ireland's Minister for Fiance Paschal Donohoe recently saying that it is a "very credible and material risk now".

A judge has set the date of Friday 6th September after an initial hearing earlier.

"Who has confidence in Boris Johnson apart from the people around him?"

More than 70 parliamentarians argue that sending lawmakers home before the scheduled October 31 Brexit date would be "unlawful and unconstitutional".

Visit: Liberal Democrat leader Jo Swinson with Doire Finn and Aron Hughes from the Our Future Our Choice group.

This is known as proroguing, and would require the permission of the Queen.

"There's a 40 percent probability of a general election coupled with an Article 50 extension", Smith said, referring to the notification Britain would leave the EU.

Lord Doherty agreed to hear arguments from both sides in September, with a decision being reached before the Brexit deadline. A procedural hearing will take place on September 4.

Less than two months ago, Ms Rudd stated her belief there are enough Conservative MPs who would be willing to bring down a government intent on a no-deal Brexit.

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".

In December past 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.

Speaking before the hearing Jolyon Maugham QC, director of the Good Law Project, told PA: "A man with no mandate seeks to cancel parliament for fear it will stop him inflicting on an unwilling public an outcome they did not vote for and do not want".

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

"I'm happy to work with anybody - male or female, I have to say - to try to stop Brexit, in particular to try to avoid a no-deal Brexit, which I think would be really, really damaging", the Scottish First Minister said, during an appearance on ITV's Loose Women.

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