12.09.2019 | Boris Johnson holds breath as anothercourt rules on no deal
Source - The Daily Express
Lord Justice Bernard McCloskey will deliver his ruling at Belfast High Court this morning on three joined cases against the Prime Minister’s handling of the UK’s scheduled exit from the European Union. The three challenges argue a no deal Brexit on October 31 would undermine agreements involving the UK and Irish Governments. The Government rejected that contention during two days of legal proceedings in the High Court.
The Good Friday Agreement signed on April 10, 1998, helps to enable cross-border co-operation between the two nations.
Yesterday in a separate legal challenge, Scotland’s highest civil court ruled Mr Johnson’s decision to prorogue parliament was “unlawful”.
Three senior Scottish judges concluded it had been done with “the purpose of stymying Parliament”.
The UK Government said it was “disappointed” by the decision and would be appealing to the UK’s Supreme Court.