Judges at Scotland’s highest civil court are waiting to see if Boris Johnson fully complies with the Benn Act in seeking a Brexit extension before making a decision on whether he has broken the law.
Court of Session
Judges are set to decide whether the unsigned letter sent by Boris Johnson asking for a Brexit extension from the EU complied with the Benn Act, or if the Prime Minister is in contempt of court.
Scottish politicians have reacted to Boris Johnson’s Brexit defeat, which the First Minister described as a “severe blow to his plan to bludgeon his bad deal through”.
A legal bid arguing Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal was unlawful has been rejected by a judge.
The Brexit agreement Prime Minister Boris Johnson has claimed is a “great new deal” is unlawful and should not be considered by Parliament, a court has heard.
A legal bid arguing Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal is unlawful and attempting to prevent it being voted on by MPs is set to be heard at Scotland’s highest civil court.
Boris Johnson’s EU deal would be unlawful and should therefore not be voted on by MPs, according to a legal challenge submitted to the Court of Session.
The decision by judges to monitor whether Boris Johnson abides by the Benn Act and seeks a Brexit extension has been welcomed by campaigners.
Judges have delayed ruling on a legal bid aimed at forcing the Prime Minister to send a letter requesting a Brexit extension if no withdrawal deal is reached by October 19.
A UK Government lawyer has told judges the courts would have to “deal with” what happens “in some way” if the Prime Minister breached an order to request a Brexit extension.
Campaigners are expected to lodge an appeal after a judge dismissed a legal action aimed at forcing the Prime Minister to request a Brexit extension if no withdrawal deal is secured with the EU by October 19.
An appeal is to be launched against a dismissal of legal action aimed at forcing the Prime Minister to send a letter requesting a Brexit extension.
Legal action aimed at forcing the Prime Minister to send a letter requesting a Brexit extension has been dismissed, a court has ruled.
A decision is expected to be made on whether the Prime Minister can be forced by the courts to send a letter requesting an Article 50 extension.
The Prime Minister has accepted he must send a letter requesting an Article 50 extension if no deal is agreed with Parliament by October 19, Scotland’s highest civil court has heard.
Brexit talks with Brussels could continue over the weekend as Boris Johnson continues efforts to sell his plans to the European Union.
A judge at Scotland’s highest civil court has said it would be “unprecedented” for an official to exercise powers to sign an Article 50 extension on behalf of Boris Johnson.
Scotland’s highest civil court is to hear arguments over whether the Prime Minister can be forced to extend Article 50.
Boris Johnson faces another showdown with the courts as his opponents look to force a Brexit extension following Europe’s critical response to the UK’s proposals for a deal.
The suspension of Parliament was sought in a “clandestine” manner and the “true reason” for the prorogation was to reduce the time available for scrutiny of Brexit, a senior Scottish judge said.