Brexit legal challenge: Theresa May’s plans ‘unlawful’



Theresa May has been accused at the High Court of attempting to start the Brexit process by unlawfully using ancient executive powers under the royal prerogative.
In one of the most important constitutional cases in generations, a QC argued the prime minister had no legal power to trigger Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty to leave the European Union without the prior authorisation of Parliament.
Mrs May announced at the Conservative Party conference that she intends doing so by the end of March 2017.
Lord Pannick QC attacked her decision on behalf of Gina Miller, an investment fund manager... read more

 
15 October 2016 in Hot News, Views: 41
Source: Scotsman
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