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Die Zeit says the prime minister should resign while El País appeared to praise the judges.
'Our freedom is at stake here': meet Brexit protesters who queue at Supreme Court from 5am 18/09/2019
“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.
'This is a huge thing': Labour Brexit chief Keir Starmer reacts to parliament suspension being ruled unlawful after being told of news while live on stage 11/09/2019
'It was obvious to everybody that shutting down parliament at this crucial time was the wrong thing to do'.
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.
Blow for PM as judge rules Brexit case will not be dropped until Benn Act 'fully complied' with 21/10/2019
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.
Union members join civil rights body Liberty in legal bid to stop PM breaching Benn act.
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.
Boris Johnson must go on trial for 'lying and misleading' in Brexit campaign, judge orders 29/05/2019
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 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.
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.
Boris Johnson ‘to request delay from EU if he fails to strike deal by 19 October’, court hears 04/10/2019
Revelation comes after PM told Tory conference the UK was ‘coming out of the EU on 31 October, come what may’.
Scottish National Party MP calls for immediate recall of parliament.
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.
Brexit Republic - Ep. 27 14/02/2019
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.
Brexit Republic - Ep. 47: MPs are kicked out of Westminster as Scottish judges rule suspension of parliament is illegal 12/09/2019
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.
Brexit Republic - Prime Minister fights back after top court rules his suspension of Parliament was illegal 26/09/2019
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.
Brexiteer jailed for inciting racial hatred 27/09/2019
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.
Candidate Prepares To Challenge Counting Of A Ballot With 'Brexit' Written On It As A Tory Vote 20/05/2019
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.
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.
Court date for campaign to get Johnson prosecuted for referendum 'lies' about paying EU £350m a week 08/05/2019
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.
Campaigners have argued the PM cannot be trusted to obey the law.
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.
Dominic Cummings: Boris Johnson adviser’s proposal to suspend parliament a second time was ‘joke’, Number 10 insists 15/09/2019
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.
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.
Judge rules Data Protection Act clause denying them right to obtain records is not unlawful.
Taxpayers could face paying for large fine after Downing Street fails to put forward nominee.
Boris Johnson given until 22 November to respond to infringement procedure.
The government is facing a court challenge over the contracts it awarded to three shipping firms as part of its no-deal Brexit preparations.
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.
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.
Jessica Simor QC - When the Supreme Court hears this case it will be dealing with a finding of fact [2 mins] 11/09/2019
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
Justice Secretary refuses to rule out shutting down parliament again and casts doubt on Queen's Speech 17/09/2019
Asked if a second prorogation is 'remotely conceivable', Robert Buckland says events are too volatile to make predictions.
Leave.EU launches new campaign branding judges 'enemies of the people' within minutes of verdict 24/09/2019
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.
Legal bid to stop Westminster shutdown 13/08/2019
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.
Legal move against Commons Brexit suspension 22/07/2019
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.
Scottish lawyer at prorogation hearing says Johnson government has proved itself unworthy of trust.
MPs and peers taking legal action to stop Boris Johnson from suspending Commons to allow no deal 22/07/2019
Cross-party group of parliamentarians want Scottish court to rule before MPs return to Westminster in September.
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.
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?'
Northern Irish judge to consider granting immediate injunction to block Boris Johnson's plans [3 mins] 29/08/2019
The lord chief justice in Northern Ireland will tomorrow consider granting an immediate injunction to block the suspension of parliament.
Observer's Carole Cadwalladr vows to fight 'meritless' latest legal threat from Brexit campaign donor Arron Banks 24/06/2019
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.
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.
Prospect podcast special: Jolyon Maugham QC on his legal fight against the prorogation of parliament 12/09/2019
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?
Remainiacs Ep. 139: JUDGMENT DAY Supreme Court EmergencyCast with David Allen Green and Schona Jolly QC 24/09/2019
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 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.
Stop Brexit Misconduct 09/03/2019
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.
Supreme Court ruling on whether Boris Johnson unlawfully closed parliament to be delivered on Tuesday 23/09/2019
Judges to hand down verdict in historic case, with government expected to face calls to recall parliament immediately if suspension is declared void.
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."
The Supreme Court case tomorrow is about more than Brexit – it’s so we can have a Britain free of tyranny 16/09/2019
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.
The news comes as over 140,000 people register their desire to retain EU citizenship on a specially designed website.
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.
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.
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.
Judicial review dismisses attempt to have Electoral Commission ruling thrown out.
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