High Court rules PM’s suspension of Parliament ‘not unlawful’
London’s High court rejected a legal challenge against British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s decision prorogue parliament until October 14.
On Friday, London’s High Court rejected a legal challenge against UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s decision to suspend parliament until October 14 – just two weeks before the Brexit deadline.
However, the High Court’s decision can still be appealed against and potentially could be overruled by the Supreme Court.
Supreme Court set to review Hight Court decision
The legal challenge against Johnson was spearheaded by Gina Miller, who forced former Theresa May to grant MPs a vote before triggering article 50 back in 2017.
Miller was joined this time round by former Conservative Prime Minister John Mayor and opposition political parties.
Miller told reporters outside the High Court that British lawmakers should be allowed to debate Brexit and hold the government to account in the lead up to the October 31 deadline.
‘The Supreme Court has pencilled in Sept. 17 for the appeal hearing,’ she said. ‘My legal team and I will not give up the fight for democracy.’
Earlier this week, MPs in the House of Commons voted to delay Brexit until January 2020, to avoid Britain bailing out of the EU without a deal. If successful, it will likely trigger a snap general election.
Law to block no-deal Brexit passed by Parliament
British lawmakers voted to pass a law to take a no-deal Brexit off the table this week.
The bill was passed by without any amendments by the House of Lords and will now go to the Queen for royal assent.
This information has been prepared by IG, a trading name of IG Markets Limited. In addition to the disclaimer below, the material on this page does not contain a record of our trading prices, or an offer of, or solicitation for, a transaction in any financial instrument. IG accepts no responsibility for any use that may be made of these comments and for any consequences that result. No representation or warranty is given as to the accuracy or completeness of this information. Consequently any person acting on it does so entirely at their own risk. Any research provided does not have regard to the specific investment objectives, financial situation and needs of any specific person who may receive it. It has not been prepared in accordance with legal requirements designed to promote the independence of investment research and as such is considered to be a marketing communication. Although we are not specifically constrained from dealing ahead of our recommendations we do not seek to take advantage of them before they are provided to our clients.
Trading around Brexit
Find out how the UK’s exit from the EU continues to affect traders, and discover:
- The unique opportunities in a ‘hard’ and ‘soft’ Brexit
- The markets you should be watching
- Everything that’s happened so far
Live prices on most popular markets