New Interventions in the Edinburgh Article 50 case

Tom Brake (Lib-Dem Brexit spokesman) and Chris Leslie ( Labour MP) have been granted leave to intervene in this case about whether the UK can unilaterally revoke the Article 50 notification.

The case is built on the premise set out in the Three Knights Opinion, which was commissioned by The People’s Challenge and paid for by a crowd-funded campaign supported by thousands of our supporters.

Tom Brake’s and Chris Leslie’s intervention is a classic example of how and why an intervention should be sought. They support the original question – is a unilateral Article 50 revocation allowable under EU law – and can add to the arguments as they are Westminster MPs seeking clarity about Parliament’s options in the face of obfuscation and dissimulation from the government.

In contrast, the other attempt to intervene in this case by a team making the “Wolchover” argument is asking a very different question and has not yet entered a formal request to intervene in the case.

The People’s Challenge is keeping a watching brief on the Edinburgh case and will pitch in if it can help the original case or the Tom Brake/Chris Leslie intervention.

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Published by Grahame Pigney on behalf of The People’s Challenge Ltd.

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