Boris Johnson’s no deal Brexit ‘will be taken to court’

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Boris Johnson’s no deal Brexit ‘will be taken to court’



Anti-Brexit campaigner Gina Miller threatens to take Government to court again (Picture: Getty)The anti-Brexit campaigner who took the Government to court and won has threatened to do it all again.
Gina Miller says she will take action against the next Prime Minister if he tries to push through a no deal.
Boris Johnson, the favourite to become PM, has refused to rule out suspending Parliament to deliver Brexit by October 31 with or without a deal.
This controversial move to suspend Parliament is known as proroguing, and could provide Johnson a way to force through a no deal against the wishes of MPs, who have repeatedly voted against it.
Well, that’s if Johnson is elected as Tory Party leader later this month.
Johnson’s rival in the leadership race, Jeremy Hunt, has insisted he would not suspend Parliament.

Businesswoman Gina Miller took the Government to court over Article 50 in 2017 and won (Picture: Getty)Miller, who won a legal battle against the Department for Exiting the European Union in 2017, said it would be an ‘abuse’ of powers to ‘try to limit the voice of the MPs we all elect’.
While many Leavers have accused Miller of attempting to stop Brexit, she told Sky News that she wanted to ‘defend Parliamentary sovereignty’.
She said: ‘I have never been a fan of Brexit… but that is completely separate, completely different, from defending the central pillar of our constitution.’
She added: ‘We think that it’s beyond the prime minister’s powers because parliamentary sovereignty is actually the jewel in the constitutional crown.’
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In a letter to Johnson, Miller’s lawyers at law firm Mishcon de Reya argued that in the current circumstances it would be ‘constitutionally objectionable’ and unlawful to suspend Parliament.
The letter said: ‘It would seriously undermine parliamentary sovereignty for you, as prime minister, to prorogue parliament to prevent it from considering whether to legislate to prevent a no-deal Brexit.’
Brexiteer MP Priti Patel said she was ‘not surprised’ by Miller’s remarks, adding that the process of leaving the EU must be ‘down to Parliament, not third parties going through the courts’.
Patel, a supporter of Johnson, told Sky: ‘There seems to be a relentless movement to delay Brexit, to stop Brexit happening… to question the integrity of a future government in its renewed determination to exit the European Union.’

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