An attempt to obtain a hearing to make Boris Johnson obey MP’s demands that he delay Brexit if Parliament rejects his deal has been denied.
Civil right’s group Liberty’s application for an urgent hearing was rejected by the Court of Appeal, despite fears and Boris Johnson will cause irreversible damage if he declines to follow the law and the Prime Minister has vowed to flout a law which would require him to demand a Brexit extension if parliament failed to approve a deal by Saturday, Oct 19, blocking out a no-deal Brexit.
Members of Parliament will vote on Boris Johnson’s recently secured deal but he’s declared he would sooner die in a ditch than call for more time from Brussels.
The organisation’s request for an expedited hearing was previously denied by Mr Justice Supperstone, a High Court judge, following consideration of the court papers and speaking following the bid was turned down Martha Spurrier, Liberty director said that the fight continues because our democracy is at stake and the Prime Minister has proved that he believes he can take measures which could undermine the law.
No one is above the law and Liberty will stop at nothing to hold the Government to account.
The request was rejected by the Lord Chief Justice Lord Burnett, Master of the Rolls Sir Terence Etherton and President of the Queen’s Bench Division Dame Victoria Sharp and Lord Burnett said: “It is clear to us that Mr Justice Supperstone made no error of principle or acted outside the proper limit of his judicial discretion in making the case management decision under challenge.
“We will give our full reasons in due course in writing.”
And Civil Rights group Liberty, who started the application, said it was neutral on the issue of Brexit, but not on the Prime Minister following the law.
Before the hearing, Liberty’s Martha Spurrier stated: “This case is about ensuring that the Government, whoever it is, or whatever its intention, acts within the law.
“Any Government which defies Parliamentary process and law because it doesn’t serve their aims should be a cause of concern for everyone.”
The Court of Session in Edinburgh declined to give an order forcing the Prime Minister to obey the law after UK government’s lawyers informed the court the Prime Minister would write an extension letter if required by law and argued that a legally binding order was therefore not required.
Of course, this is Boris Johnson stamping his feet and we should put a vote back to the people, it’s the only way and we’re all knowledgeable of what we’re voting for now, unlike three years ago and all this blather is Theresa May’s reheated dog’s dinner.