Supreme Court to hear Brexit cases
The Supreme Court will begin hearing Brexit-related appeals from tomorrow.
The Inner House of the Court of Session ruled last week that Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s advice to the Queen to prorogue Parliament was ‘unlawful’.
All three First Division judges decided that Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s advice is “justiciable”, that it was motivated by the “improper purpose” of “stymying” Parliament and that it, and what has followed from it, is “unlawful”.
The High Court in London last week issued its full reasons for rejecting a legal challenge against the decision to suspend business in Parliament for five weeks in the run-up to “Brexit”.
Businesswoman Gina Miller had argued that Mr Johnson’s advice to the Queen was “unlawful”.
But the three senior judges hearing the case unanimously dismissed the application for judicial review after ruling that the claim was “non-justiciable”.
The High Court in Belfast dismissed three conjoined applications challenging the UK government’s Brexit strategy, which the applicants argued would result in a no-deal Brexit and a hard border in breach of the Good Friday Agreement, finding that the subject matter was “inherently and unmistakeably political” and therefore non-justiciable.