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The EU referendum was won based on a corrupt campaign, but the courts can't void the result because the referendum only advisory, according to the barrister who took the government to court.
“This is about the underpinnings of our democracy,” said one protester stood outside the Supreme Court waving a placard politely accusing Boris Johnson of misleading the Queen.
After months of discussions, the authority overseeing the rights of EU citizens in the UK has launched a legal action against the Home Office over the treatment of 2.5 million people who should be protected under the Brexit deal.
Anti-Brexit campaigners have filed a legal challenge in the Scottish courts in an effort to compel Boris Johnson to seek an extension to article 50.
Boris Johnson today successfully blocked a bid to prosecute him for claims made about a £350m "Brexit dividend" during the EU referendum.
Scotland's highest court has rejected calls to dismiss a case looking into the legality of Boris Johnson's Brexit extension request from the EU.
Government documents submitted to Scotland's highest civil court plunge prime minister's pledge to deliver Brexit "do or die" by October 31 into doubt.
Judge to decide whether to summon MP who said UK sends £350m each week to EU.
Court asked to appoint official to deliver extension letter to Brussels if the prime minister refuses.
The PM could be dragged to the court again for a dramatic, late-night session - to force him to obey the law.
Boris Johnson has been warned he has just hours to respond to claims he lied about the UK sending £350,000,000 a week to Brussels – or face prosecution. The clock is ticking for the Vote Leave figurehead after a private prosecutor announced plans to take him to court over figures plastered over his big red bus.
No.10 is adamant Boris Johnson will trigger an almighty political and constitutional crisis in a bid to ­stymie any Brexit extension.
Lawyers trying to launch prosecution say MP falsely claimed UK sends EU £350m a week. / Boris Johnson lied and engaged in criminal conduct when he repeatedly claimed during the 2016 EU referendum that the UK sent £350m a week to Brussels, lawyers for a crowdfunded private prosecution of the MP have told a court.
Judge summonses MP to court after throwing out arguments that allegations are 'vexatious' attempt to undermine Brexit. / Boris Johnson is to go on trial for allegedly “lying and misleading the British public” about the consequences of Brexit.
Boris Johnson has been ordered to appear in court over claims he lied by saying the UK gave the EU £350m a week.
PM says adverse supreme court ruling would not stop him proroguing parliament again.
MP summonsed to face accusations relating to comments made in run-up to EU referendum. / Boris Johnson has been summoned to court to face accusations of misconduct in public office over comments made in the run-up to the EU referendum.
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.
Frontrunner to become PM could be hauled before judge over claims. / Boris Johnson could be summoned to court to face accusations ​of misconduct in public office over his infamous pledge to claw back £350m a week from Brussels for the NHS.
Boris Johnson has launched an appeal against the summons issued to him over allegations of misconduct in a public office, the businessman prosecuting him has announced.
Revelation comes after PM told Tory conference the UK was ‘coming out of the EU on 31 October, come what may’.
Judges rule unanimously that PM’s decision to prorogue parliament can be examined by judges.
Decision on prorogation expected to now go to UK Supreme Court next week. MPs demand parliament be recalled.
Heathrow Airport has lost a High Court bid to challenge the scrapping of tax-free shopping for tourists.
Judges reject legal challenge to UK-EU trade arrangements by group of unionist leaders.
The Brexit Party has been accused of “hypocrisy” over an unpaid bill of at least £22,000 after it refused to pay its debts despite an order from a Scottish court.
The Brexit Party has been ordered to pay just over £22,000 after losing a court battle over an unpaid advertising bill incurred during the 2019 general election campaign.
Last Thursday, lawyers for former Ulster Unionist leader David Trimble (now Tory peer Lord Trimble), initiated a legal case against the UK government contending that the Withdrawal Agreement with the backstop is in breach of the Good Friday Agreement, the Act of Union and the Vienna Convention. Author and legal commentator Joshua Rozenberg gave Brexit Republic his view of the case.
Boris Johnson stands accused of lying to the Queen amid calls for him to go. John Bercow, one of the most colourful protagonists of the Brexit drama, is to quit as Speaker of the House of Commons.
Boris Johnson's trip to the UN General Assembly is rudely interrupted by an historic Supreme Court ruling. But his blistering Commons' performance betrayed neither shame nor remorse. In the eye of the storm, and making sense of the upheaval, are RTÉ's Europe Editor in Brussels, Tony Connelly, and in Westminster, Sean Whelan.
The Home Office lost a case over the 'pre-settled-status' rule - which could see up to 2.6million EU citizens become 'illegal overstayers' overnight and 'liable to detention and removal'.
The EU Settlement Scheme means EU citizens with pre-settled status have to reapply after five years otherwise they risk losing the right to live, work, receive healthcare and education and apply for housing and benefits.
Millionaire Brexit-backing businessman Arron Banks has lost his Court of Appeal fight over a six-figure inheritance tax bill on his donations to Ukip.
The post-Brexit Northern Ireland treaty is reportedly seen as “dead in the water” by Downing Street as negotiations between the UK and EU over the protocol continue.
A far-right activist and Brexit supporter has been jailed for inciting racial hatred at a series of marches where he branded immigrants and refugees as rapists.
"For others in the future, that will depend on the negotiations under way" on Britain's future relation with the EU, he said.
The “corrupt and illegal practices” of the Vote Leave campaign in the 2016 referendum undermine the validity of the decision to leave the EU, the high court has been told. Relying on findings made by the Electoral Commission about overspending by the pro-Brexit campaign, British people living in Europe have launched a legal case arguing the referendum result should in effect be set aside.
Britons dismayed by the loss of their European Union citizenship next year as a result of Brexit will have their complaints reviewed by the EU’s top court following a ruling by a Dutch judge on Wednesday.
The European Commission has started infringement procedures with Boris Johnson’s government over the controversial UK Internal Market Bill, Ursula von der Leyen said.
The European Commission has accused the UK of undermining the trust needed for effective operation of its post-Brexit trade deal.
Campaigners who represent EU citizens living in the UK say they are taking stock after losing a High Court fight over the 2019 European Parliament elections.
A council election candidate who lost by one vote after a ballot paper with ‘Brexit’ written on it was counted as a vote for the Tories is preparing a legal challenge to the result.
The Court of Justice of the European Union has confirmed that UK citizens no longer possess EU citizenship after it was asked to rule on the topic by a British woman living in France.
Scotland's highest court is to consider whether Prime Minister Boris Johnson has fully complied with a law requiring him to ask for a Brexit delay.
The Brexit Justice campaign alleges Mr Johnson abused public trust by “intentionally misleading” voters over his claim Britain pays £350m a week to the European Union.
BORIS Johnson allegedly signed the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement on a "fraudulent" basis, the Court of Appeal has heard.
Former DUP Minister Edwin Poots unlawfully took a politically motivated decision in ordering a halt to Irish Sea border checks, the High Court ruled today.
A legal challenge to prevent Boris Johnson forcing through a no-deal Brexit by suspending Parliament has been allowed to proceed by the Scottish courts.
The Tánaiste has raised concerns about the "citizenship and identity provisions" of the Good Friday Agreement after a Northern Irish woman lost a challenge by the British Home Office on its ruling that she is British by birth.
A legal challenge over Prime Minister Boris Johnson's decision to suspend Parliament has been rejected in the High Court.
The pro-Brexit party’s February attempt to stop EU-required controls ‘was motivated by political rather than legal considerations.’
Boris Johnson’s most senior adviser has said the government could suspend parliament for a second time if it loses a crunch Supreme Court battle.
European Central Bank President Christine Lagarde said the rule of law was of paramount importance, when questioned on Wednesday about attempts by Britain to override some Brexit trade rules related to Northern Ireland.
Campaign groups prepare legal challenge following ‘systemic denial’ of suffrage. / The government is facing the prospect of being sued by campaigners for EU citizens in the UK and British nationals abroad who were denied a vote in the European parliament elections.
Several large-scale smuggling incidents show that EU concerns over the operation of the Northern Ireland Protocol are not theoretical, it added.
The European Commission has launched four new legal actions against the UK government for breaking parts of the Northern Ireland Brexit deal.
The EU has launched fresh legal action against the UK over its enforcement of post-Brexit trading rules in Northern Ireland.
Taxpayers could face paying for large fine after Downing Street fails to put forward nominee.
The European Union launched legal action against Britain on Monday for unilaterally changing trading arrangements for Northern Ireland that Brussels says breach the Brexit divorce deal agreed with London last year.
UK put on formal notice over internal market bill, which ministers admit breaks international law.
THE EU is launching legal action against the UK Government due to an alleged breach of the Brexit agreement.
Brussels has launched legal action against the UK government after Boris Johnson announced he would renege on parts of the deal he signed last year. / Earlier this month the UK moved to unilaterally change parts of the deal to better suit British businesses – provoking anger on the other side of the channel.
MPs backed Boris Johnson's plan to tear apart his own deal with the EU - which comes after he claimed he had 'got Brexit done'.
The European Union has said it is weighing its "next steps" after Britain formally responded to Brussels over the launch of legal proceedings alleging London broke the Brexit protocol covering Northern Ireland.
EU countries have backed a proposal to launch legal action against the UK for unilaterally deciding to delay introducing post-Brexit customs checks in Northern Ireland in what will be an escalation of an ongoing row.
The UK is making last-minute tweaks to planned legislation to override a portion of its Brexit deal, as the European Union prepares to relaunch legal proceedings as part of the bloc’s response to the move.
Brussels says London must backtrack or both sides will go down ‘a much more confrontational’ path.
The EU is expected to launch legal action against the UK government on Wednesday over its decision to scrap some post-Brexit trade arrangements.
European Commission says failure to apply customs rules in Northern Ireland “significantly increases the risk of smuggling”.
The EU has launched formal legal action against the UK for breaching Boris Johnson’s own Brexit deal. / Brussels said it saw the UK’s decision to unilaterally extend post-Brexit grace periods on trade in Northern Ireland as a violation of international law.
The European Union’s envoy to the UK Joao Vale de Almeida has said this Tuesday that the Northern Ireland protocol negotiated between Britain and the EU in December is the solution to paving a way to allow for the free movement of goods between the two jurisdictions, and not the problem.
The EU has announced new legal action against the UK government over its plans to scrap parts of the post-Brexit deal for Northern Ireland.
The European Union said Monday it is starting legal action against the United Kingdom, arguing it does not respect the conditions of the Brexit withdrawal agreement and is violating international law.
Lord Frost said on Wednesday that the UK was unilaterally extending "grace periods" designed to ease trade between Northern Ireland and Great Britain. The European Commission says it's now working on 'infringement proceedings'
The EU this morning warned that it would continue to pursue legal action against the UK “for as long as necessary” over post-Brexit trade issues in Northern Ireland.
The Supreme Court wants the Court of Justice of the EU to decide important legal issues concerning whether there is any legal basis, post-Brexit, for the continuance of the European Arrest Warrant system for the surrender of people between Ireland and the UK.
The European Court of Justice is to rule on June 15 on a case looking at the legality of the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement and its impact on Britons who lost EU citizenship rights.
The government is facing a court challenge over the contracts it awarded to three shipping firms as part of its no-deal Brexit preparations.
David Davis, the former Brexit Secretary, has admitted he privately agreed with campaigner Gina Miller taking the government, of which he was a part at the time, to court over Article 50.
Paris is to ask the European Commission to open post-Brexit litigation proceedings against Britain over a long-running dispute on fishing licences for French boats in British waters.
The Good Law Project has today threatened to issue judicial review proceedings on Tuesday 26 February unless Government cancels powers to allow pharmacists to alter prescriptions for people with serious medical conditions in the event of medicines shortages.
Supreme court told PM will ‘abide’ by any ruling but minister declines to say if MPs could be sent away again immediately.
The government will pay £33m to Eurotunnel in an agreement to settle a lawsuit over extra ferry services in the event of a no-deal Brexit.
A community interest company is taking legal action against a funder in a row over Brexit rules.
Belfast court rules EU Withdrawal Act trumps claims that Protocol breaches Acts of Union.
The UK could find itself off the hook over cases such as breaches of air pollution levels and a failure to act on peat bog burning, which campaigners say can exacerbate flooding.
The European Union has promised legal action after the British government unilaterally extended a grace period for checks on food imports to Northern Ireland, a move that Brussels said breached the terms of London’s EU divorce deal.
"Happy Magna Carta day! Let's celebrate due process and equality before the law since 1215! Or, as the Tories would have it, meddling lefty lawyers."
Joe Biden is set to raise pressure on Boris Johnson to not go back on the post-Brexit Northern Ireland treaty before the pair attend the G7 summit later this week in Cornwall.
Speaker John Bercow welcomed a ruling by the Supreme Court that Prime Minister Boris Johnson's decision to suspend parliament was unlawful.
Dozens of MPs and Peers want to stop Boris Johnson from being able to suspend parliament. / A judge has agreed to a fast-tracked hearing on whether the Prime Minister can legally suspend Parliament to force through a no-deal Brexit.
A group of politicians are attempting to overturn a court ruling that Boris Johnson's plan to shut down parliament ahead of Brexit is legal.
Final arguments at supreme court raise question of who has power to bring parliament back
MPs opposed to a no-deal exit are worried the PM might try and bypass the Benn Act.
A group of politicians has started a legal action aimed at preventing Boris Johnson shutting down parliament to force through a no-deal Brexit.
A legal challenge to try to prevent Boris Johnson shutting down parliament to force through a no-deal Brexit is to get under way later.
Legal expert David Allen Green explained to James O'Brien why the government lost their court case on prorogation - and the reason why it happened is very revealing.
A cross-party group of MPs and peers has said it is planning legal action in Edinburgh to prevent parliament being "closed down" in the run-up to Brexit.
A prosecution against Boris Johnson for ‘lies’ told during his Brexit campaign has moved a step closer after legal papers were lodged. The Vote Leave figurehead is accused of ‘abusing public trust’ over claims the UK sends £350,000,000 a week to Brussels.
The views of voters who want to remain in the EU will be excluded if the Lib Dems and SNP are not part of ITV's election debate, a court has heard.
Move challenges BBC decision to include only Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn in 6 December programme.
A decision to summon the Tory leadership frontrunner to court over his £350m Brexit claims was quashed last month.
Theresa May knew leave campaigners may have breached financial limits during the EU referendum campaign when she triggered article 50 initiating Brexit, her lawyers have admitted.
A MOTHBALLED border crossing building – which has never been used – will drain almost £2m from Portsmouth taxpayers while it blights the city’s port as an empty ‘white elephant’.
Scottish lawyer at prorogation hearing says Johnson government has proved itself unworthy of trust.
Pro-remain MPs want to stop Boris Johnson from overriding Parliament's wishes on Brexit. / A cross party group of pro-remain MPs have began an action at Scotland's highest court to stop Boris Johnson from overriding Parliament's wishes on Brexit.
Pro-unionist politicians on Monday lost an appeal against a High Court judgment that the Northern Ireland protocol governing post-Brexit trade was consistent with British and European Union law.
Richard Porritt, Steve Anglesey and Mia Jankowicz return for yet more Brexit fun. The trio ponder the Yellowhammer documents, explore whether the PM could end up behind bars and settle the age-old argument 'gilet or body warmer?'
The Democratic Unionist Party's boycott of North-South Ministerial (NSMC) meetings in protest at the Northern Ireland Protocol is an unlawful breach of the pledge of office, a High Court judge has ruled.
Edwin Poots' instruction to halt checks on goods entering Northern Ireland from GB was unlawful and taken for political reasons, the High Court has ruled.
Pro-unionist politicians on Monday lost an appeal against a High Court judgment that the Northern Ireland protocol governing post-Brexit trade was consistent with British and European Union law.
Brussels is set to reveal details of action despite ministers’ insistence the the Northern Ireland protocol plans do not break international law.
The lord chief justice in Northern Ireland will tomorrow consider granting an immediate injunction to block the suspension of parliament.
Cadwalladr has spent the past two years investigating the Leave.EU co-founder as part of her work exposing the harvesting of millions of Facebook users’ data by the now-defunct Cambridge Analytica and the wider impact of technology misuse on democracy, including in the 2016 EU referendum.
The former Tory minister and Brexiteer who quit parliament after a lobbying scandal is taking the government to the European courts – a judicial system he once loudly advocated leaving.
The UK’s ‘settlement scheme’ for EU nationals living and working in Britain risks leaving 2.6 million people at unlawful risk of deportation; lawyers told the High Court in London.
Dominic Raab refused to rule out a further prorogation of Parliament, ahead of the Supreme Court's ruling on the issue.
The self-styled “yellow vest” protester James Goddard has denied calling the MP Anna Soubry a Nazi and a traitor, during a chaotic court hearing in which the judge adjourning proceedings partway through.
The producer of Brexit: The Movie has been ordered to pay back £327,600 after being convicted of lying to secure a £519,000 loan.
The man leading the constitutional charge against Boris Johnson talks to Prospect about Brexit, the courts and what happens now.
Things are moving far too fast to wait ’til next Friday. Ros Taylor, Alex Andreou and guest David Allen Green gather in the studio to look at the legality of prorogation, the chances of beating it in the courts or elsewhere… and the poor performance of Her Majesty The Queen. Or was it?
The “distinguished”* legal expert DAVID ALLEN GREEN joins us to explain the consequences of the Scottish Court of Sessions’ bombshell ruling in a little extra Remainiacs for one week only.
With the legality of prorogation being tested in the crucible of the Supreme Court, we welcome Good Law Project director and Remain legal vanguard JOLYON MAUGHAM QC to the studio to discuss exactly what’s at stake. / What does the Lib Dems going broke for revoke mean for future dealings between the Remain parties?
Just how damning was the Supreme Court judgment on Johnson’s illegal prorogation? How on earth can the Government brief against the most significant constitutional judgment in – possibly – centuries? Where do we go from here? Should we all go out and get drunk? And who would pick fight with Lady Hale, with her laser eye and her spider brooch?
Scotland's highest civil court has begun considering a legal bid to stop the UK government from passing its proposed EU withdrawal agreement.
Boris Johnson’s decision to suspend the British parliament this week for five weeks was unlawful and should be annulled...
Sturgeon's preferred 'Plan B' is more likely to be a legal challenge, with a Scottish court asked to rule on the legitimacy of PM's refusal.
Boris Johnson’s suspension of the UK Parliament is unlawful, Scotland’s highest civil court has ruled.
In a recent decision, the Federal Supreme Court (Bundesgerichtshof) had an opportunity to provide further guidance regarding the obligation of UK claimants to provide security for costs in German proceedings.
In May 2019, the UK Government denied over a million EU citizens living here their fundamental right to vote. It now denies it did anything wrong.
On Saturday, 9 March, 2019, the barrister David Wolchover and Professor Joshua Silver, Oxford University Professor of Physics, laid a joint information by way of an application to the City of Westminster Magistrates’ Court for the issuing of a summons against the Prime Minister, Mrs Theresa May, alleging the Common law offence of Misconduct in Public Office.
R (on the application of Miller) (Appellant) v The Prime Minister (Respondent) / Cherry and others (Respondents) v AdvocateGeneral for Scotland (Appellant) (Scotland)
UK’s top judges unanimously rule on prime minister's proroguing of parliament ahead of Brexit deadline.
The United Kingdom’s Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday that Prime Minister Boris Johnson had acted unlawfully when he advised Queen Elizabeth to suspend parliament weeks before Brexit - and that therefore the suspension was void.
Judges to hand down verdict in historic case, with government expected to face calls to recall parliament immediately if suspension is declared void.
The appellants argue that the legislation passed at Westminster to give effect to the Withdrawal Agreement conflicts with the 1800 Acts of Union.
Boris Johnson's decision to suspend Parliament was unlawful, the Supreme Court has ruled.
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."
What we are witnessing is an historic attempt at a power grab by the executive, from the people. It can not be allowed to stand.
Following the Supreme Court's judgment that the prorogation of Parliament was unlawful, the 2017-19 parliamentary session will resume on 25 September 2019.
Jamal Hijazi brings libel action over EDL founder’s claim he attacked white schoolgirls
Two high court judges have said fresh proceedings can be brought against Tommy Robinson for alleged contempt of court over the filming of people involved in a criminal trial.
Britain has asked for more time to respond to legal action taken by the European Union over its unilateral decision to ease requirements of the Northern Ireland Protocol, Ireland’s RTE television reported on Wednesday.
The British government is breaching the withdrawal agreement with the European Union by requiring EU citizens to reapply for the right to live and work in the United Kingdom, an independent body set up to oversee citizens’ rights told a London court today.
The British government is breaching the withdrawal agreement with the European Union by requiring EU citizens to reapply for the right to live and work in the United Kingdom, an independent body set up to oversee citizens’ rights told a London court on Tuesday.
According to Article 20 of the Treaty of Lisbon, EU citizenship is additional and separate to national citizenship. Presently, there are no provisions for removing this citizenship and its associated rights from individuals, regardless of whether their nation leaves the EU.
A claim by British secretary of state Brandon Lewis that there is no Irish Sea border does not match the legal reality, the High Court heard today.
Brussels gives government four months to comply or be referred to European Court of Justice.
In May and July 2018 the Electoral Commission found that the Leave campaigns, Leave.EU and Vote Leave, used corrupt and illegal practices in the EU Referendum campaign. / Some might say they “bent the rules” or “made mistakes”. That’s irrelevant. They broke the law. And in doing so, they flouted the core principles of UK democratic process.
Legislation has been published by the British government this evening which overrides the post-Brexit trade arrangements for Ireland and severely breaches both the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement and international law.
Ports are seeking compensation for the facilities, which were meant to carry out the government's new post-Brexit checks but have been put on hold until the end of next year. / Ports across the country are threatening the government with legal action unless compensation is paid to cover the millions of pounds they've spent building new border control posts.
The government plans to pay a law firm £800,000 for advice in case Eurotunnel decides to sue over the effects of Brexit on its business.
The British government has been ordered to pay the European commission’s legal costs after being successfully sued for granting City traders a tax break without EU permission.
The decision indicates that where a trade mark proprietor or applicant has not filed a valid address for service in the UK, Gibraltar or the Channel Islands, the UKIPO is not entitled to serve proceedings out of the jurisdiction.
In an exclusive interview, Ireland’s EU commissioner Mairead McGuinness told the Irish Independent the UK was “playing a very dangerous game” by inflaming tensions in the North.
The British government's post-Brexit settlement scheme for EU citizens is unlawful, the UK's High Court has ruled. / The Independent Monitoring Authority (IMA), an independent body set up to oversee citizens' rights, took legal action against the Home Office.
The United Kingdom’s Supreme Court on Wednesday dismissed a challenge to the lawfulness of the controversial Northern Ireland Protocol, which governs post-Brexit trade between the British province and mainland Britain.
The future of the recently signed trade agreement between the UK and Kenya seems increasingly uncertain as MPs and a group of farmers in Nairobi are threatening to shoot down the pact.
A SCOT who has been imprisoned for a month in Barcelona after Brexit rendered him a “flight risk” is likely to face his 31st birthday still incarcerated – before his case comes to trial.
Judicial review dismisses attempt to have Electoral Commission ruling thrown out.
MPs are set to examine the effectiveness of the Electoral Commission at the time of the Brexit and Scottish independence referendums.
Bill, set to become law after concessions on devolved nations, ‘act of constitutional sabotage’.
The Welsh Government plans to take the UK government to court over a new law that sets the rules of trade between different UK nations after Brexit.
A CAMPAIGN group backing independence in Western Sahara is to take the UK Government to court over a post-Brexit trade agreement with Morocco.
The government's Illegal Migration Act is facing a court challenge from the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission (NIHRC) on the ground that it breaches the Windsor Framework.
France has put the UK on alert that it could start legal proceedings if there is no further movement on post-Brexit fishing licences.
Brussels has announced it is taking legal action against the UK government after Boris Johnson pushed ahead with plans to overwrite parts of the Brexit agreement.
Ashley Fox says organisation will not hesitate to take public bodies to court if they breach Brexit withdrawal agreement.


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