Court delays ruling on bid to force Boris Johnson to obey anti-no-deal Brexit law

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Judges delay ruling on bid to force PM BorisJohnson to obey anti-no-deal Brexit law

Judges have delayed ruling on whether they should step in to request a Brexit delay to avoid no-deal if Boris Johnson refuses to.passed against his wishes by MPs last monthBut he has also said Brexit will definitely happen on 31 October - not explaining how this is possible given the legislation.So campaigners - led by businessman Vince Dale, SNP MP Joanna Cherry QC and Jolyon Maugham QC - launched legal action at the Outer House of the Court of Session.

That was dismissed by Judge Lord Pentland on Monday, because of the"unequivocal assurances" Mr Johnson and his government gave the court they would comply with the law by trying to delay Brexit to avoid no-deal.Aidan O'Neill QC, representing them, admitted arguing the court should write the letter asking for a delay if Mr Johnson refuses to was an"an unprecedented step, but these are unprecedented times".

 

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