Scottish court to hear no-deal Brexit suspension case next month

Scottish court to hear no-deal Brexit suspension case next month

Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson talks with prison staff during a visit to HM Prison Leeds, in Leeds, Britain August 13, 2019.

On Tuesday, at the Court of Session in Edinburgh, Judge Raymond Doherty said a substantive hearing should take place September 6.

In Britain, the new Prime Minister Boris Johnson has hit out at the European Union for failing to co-operate on a new deal for a controlled Brexit from the EU.

Johnson has said Britain will leave the world's biggest trading bloc on Halloween whether it has a divorce agreement or not and that also remains the legal default position.

The move appears to confirm that Labour will attempt to bring down the Government within days of MPs returning from their summer holidays, in order to provide enough time to try and block a no-deal Brexit.

They have been investigating what parliamentary procedures can be used to prevent such an outcome, and in July backed proposals to make it harder for Johnson to force through any departure without a deal.

"That is simply not going to happen", he said.

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More than 70 parliamentarians argue that sending lawmakers home before the scheduled October 31 Brexit date would be "unlawful and unconstitutional".

"It's great progress to have a full hearing in September before the Prime Minister can consider closing down parliament to force through a no deal Brexit".

Frustrated with British MPs' inability to pass Brexit, the majority of the public now believes they should not have a say at all and let PM Boris Johnson handle the vexing issue single-handedly.

Brexit opponents say a no-deal divorce would bring disruption at borders and cause significant economic damage, tipping Britain into a recession.

Mr Bolton is the most senior member of the USA administration to visit the United Kingdom since Mr Johnson took over at Number 10.

Anti-Brexit campaigners have already enjoyed success in the courts.

The latest legal challenge to Brexit has been masterminded by the same legal team that secured a victory at the European Court of Justice in 2018 over whether the United Kingdom could unilaterally cancel Brexit by revoking Article 50.

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