Boris Johnson ‘to curb legal challenges over Brexit’ in extraordinary attack on the courts 25/11/2019
Prime minister intends to ‘change the scope of the royal prerogative and become a dictator’ campaigner Gina Miller suggests.
BREXIT has set Ireland "on the path" to simultaneous north/south referendums on unification, an international legal conference has been told.
Tony Blair calls for new law to block no-deal Brexit after Tory minister admits it will ‘always’ be option 26/10/2019
Kwasi Kwarteng’s comments branded 'a revelation' that make it essential MPs block a pre-Christmas election. / Tony Blair is urging MPs to pass a fresh law to prevent a no-deal Brexit, after a government minister admitted the option will “always” be on the table.
Trini Clare Flores has run her translation business in Cardiff for 13 years.
Here’s everything you need to know about the legal framework for the PM’s proposed Brexit deal.
Section 55 of the Taxation (Cross-border Trade) Act 2018 states that: "It shall be unlawful for Her Majesty’s Government to enter into arrangements under which Northern Ireland forms part of a separate customs territory to Great Britain."
Historian of fascism offers lessons for democracies on how to resist authoritarianism [10 mins] 09/10/2019
Democracy is a fragile creation, and the Yale professor and historian of fascism Timothy Snyder should know. / His best selling book, ‘On Tyranny’, offers some practical and political advice for resisting authoritarianism. Professor Snyder had the American reader in mind when he wrote it. But can we learn anything from his work?
The PM could be dragged to the court again for a dramatic, late-night session - to force him to obey the law.
Boris Johnson to face fresh legal challenge if he tries to bypass law blocking no-deal Brexit 27/09/2019
Boris Johnson would face a fresh legal challenge if he tries to use a legal loophole to bypass a law ordering him to delay Brexit to prevent a no-deal, a former Tory cabinet minister has said.
Brexit, Padfield, and the Benn Act 27/09/2019
One welcome feature of this week’s Supreme Court decision on the prorogation issue was that it was openly and unapologetically a “constitutional” judgment.
Tory rebel says Boris Johnson would face instant legal challenge if he sought loophole. / The former justice secretary David Gauke has said ministers cannot bypass a new law to force Boris Johnson to seek a Brexit extension despite fears the government has found a loophole to ignore it.
Boris Johnson's £100 million Brexit advertising campaign labelled 'inaccurate' and 'misleading' 26/09/2019
'Nowhere, not even in the small print, does it mention that the law of the land may prevent a no-deal Brexit'
Sir John Major warns Boris Johnson could use 'political chicanery' to force through no-deal Brexit 26/09/2019
He said the Prime Minister could use a so-called "Order of Council" to avoid implementing the legislation until after 31 October.
James Cleverly refuses to rule out simply cancelling laws passed by our elected Parliament 26/09/2019
This is absolutely disgusting and should set of alarm bells in the mind of anyone who's studied the Weimar republic. / Government Minister James Cleverly refuses to rule out simply cancelling laws passed by our elected Parliament.
The government believe it is possible to circumvent parliamentary legislation requiring them to delay Britain’s departure from the EU by invoking European law, City A.M. understands.
MPs pressure ministers over how Johnson can guarantee October 31 Brexit without breaking the law 26/09/2019
MPs suspect Downing Street has found a legal loophole to ensure Brexit on 31 October.
Ex-Supreme Court judge says government has ‘behaved disgracefully’, but says judges can’t be political 17/09/2019
Lord Sumption has accused Boris Johnson of taking a 'hammer and sickle' to the nation's political culture over the issue of prorogation
Boris Johnson's suspension of Parliament means 12 high-profile government bills have been lost, including a law protecting victims of domestic abuse and key pieces of post-Brexit legislation.
The PM insisted he would 'uphold the Constitution' and 'obey the law' - but he still insists Brexit will happen on Halloween with or without a deal.
'Flaw' in legislation passed by MPs means opponents of no-deal will need to take 'counter measures' to ensure UK does not crash out of EU next month, barrister says.
Foreign secretary suggests government will find a way around the legislation, to ensure the UK leaves the EU at the end of October.
Commons Speaker issues direct challenge to ministers threatening to ignore legislation.
Lord Carloway says No 10 knew prorogation would stymie debate about PM’s Brexit plans.
Defying MPs over Article 50 extension likened to 'robbing a bank on the basis that the cash stolen would be donated to a charitable cause immediately afterwards'.