Category Archives: High Court

People’s Challenge group win right to publish secret Government Defence in Brexit case

A group of ‘concerned British Citizens’ involved in the challenge to the Government’s plans to use the Royal Prerogative to evoke Art 50 have won the right to publish its complete legal defence and an unredacted version of their submissions … Continue reading

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Brexit poker – a game where neither Parliament nor the British public get to see the cards

The government’s go-to response to just about all Brexit-related queries is getting rather old for some: “the government won’t disclose strategy”. In fact the government is playing its cards so close to its chest that it’s entirely possible that even … Continue reading

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Brexit: the Case for a Parliamentary Vote – Jolyon Maugham QC

[The following was commissioned by Counsel Magazine and is also published here.] I’ll take some things as read. You’ll know there’s a legal challenge to the Government’s position that it is for it and not Parliament to decide what action to … Continue reading

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The real reasons for Theresa May’s criticism of the Article 50 People’s Challenge

Responding to Bernard Jenkin MP during Wednesday’s (7th Sept) Prime Minister’s Questions, Mrs May told the House that the Government had a “clear” position on invoking Article 50, adding that “this is a prerogative power and one that can be … Continue reading

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