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A Legal Bid To Stop A No-Deal Brexit Is Going To Be Heard In Court

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13.08.2019

A judge has agreed to a fast-tracked hearing about whether Boris Johnson can legally suspend parliament to force through a no-deal Brexit.

A group of more than 70 MPs and peers is calling on the Scottish courts to rule that suspending parliament to allow the UK to leave without a deal would be “unlawful and unconstitutional”.

The anti-Brexit campaigners – which include MPs Jo Swinson (Liberal Democrats), Heidi Allen (Change UK) and Stella Creasy (Labour) – filed a petition at the Court of Session in Edinburgh, in an attempt to block the prime minister from being able to prorogue parliament.

At a preliminary hearing on Monday, Lord Raymond Doherty agreed to expedite the timetable for the legal challenge to take place, setting the date for the substantive hearing for Friday September 6.

Doherty rejected the campaigners’ attempts to have the whole hearing before one court to speed up the process.

“It’s a case that requires expedition but there is a requirement for fairness to both........

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