Business Maverick: Lawyer Who Took on Brexit May Sue Over Suspending Parliament

Business Maverick: Lawyer Who Took on Brexit May Sue Over Suspending Parliament By Bloomberg

17.7.2019

Business Maverick: Lawyer Who Took on Brexit May Sue Over Suspending Parliament By Bloomberg

The lawyer who won a landmark ruling that allows the UK to reverse Brexit is considering what could be one of several lawsuits seeking to block any attempt to suspend Parliament to force through a no-deal departure from the bloc.

A lawsuit would “ask the courts to determine who, Parliament or the prime minister, gets to decide whether we no-deal,” Maugham said. “For me, the answer should obviously be Parliament.”

Former Prime Minister John Major has also said he would be ready to take the government to court if the incoming leader tries to suspend Parliament, a position Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond has also backed.

Miller also said she sees the chances of a second referendum on Brexit as “almost zero” due to the divisions in the main opposition Labour Party on the issue. Parliament has so far shown there’s no majority for another vote.

But his fresh challenge wouldn’t be connected to Miller’s.

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