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REMAINER MPs and campaigners are today launching a court bid to stop a No Deal Brexit.
The mob of more than 70 MPs and peers want a top judge to rule that suspending Parliament to ensure the UK leaves the EU without a deal is “unlawful and unconstitutional”.
Boris Johnson could suspend Parliament to block Remianer MPs stopping No Deal
Boris Johnson has told Brussels Britain will be leaving the EU “do or die” by October 31.
Tory rebels and Remainer MPs are desperate to block No Deal but the PM plans to suspend Parliament to prevent them from standing in the way.
One pro-EU politician said No Deal would be a “catastrophic” and said the PM could not remain “unchallenged”.
The petition has been filed at the Court of Session in Edinburgh, which sits through the summer, and was granted permission to be heard by a judge.
An initial hearing is due to take place before Lord Doherty this morning to determine the legal challenge’s timescale.
The legal bid was granted permission to proceed by the Scottish courts, with anti-Brexit campaigners stressing the urgency of the case due to the Halloween deadline.
A cross-party group of politicians is backing the legal petition, supported by the Good Law Project, which won a victory at the European Court of Justice last year over whether the UK could unilaterally cancel Brexit by revoking Article 50.
Jolyon Maugham QC, director of the Good Law Project, said: “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.” Read more below
Desperate anti-Brexit MPs’ legal challenge to block Brexit set for September 6 as they oppose Boris Johnson’s No Deal
DESPERATE Remainer MPs and anti-Brexit lawyers today passed their first legal hurdle after launching a court bid to stop No Deal Brexit. The group of more than 70 MPs and campaigners were given a boost when a top judge agreed to give their case a full hearing on September 6.
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