On Friday, London High Court has rejected a legal challenge against British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s suspension of the Parliament before Brexit, said it could be taken for a final appeal to the Supreme Court.
At the end of August, PM Johnson has announced that he would suspend the Parliament from mid-September to mid-October, just before the United Kingdom is scheduled to leave the European Union (EU) on October 31, so the government could announce a new legislative program.
It provoked campaigner Gina Miller, who has defeated the government two years ago over another Brexit issue, to bring a legal challenge. Later, Ms. Miller was joined in the process by former Prime Minister John Major and opposition political parties.
She told sources outside the court that the Parliament should be sitting during such a vital time for Britain’s Democracy and wouldn’t give up fighting.
Ms. Miller said, “The Supreme Court has penciled on Sept. 17 for the appeal hearing,” adding that “my legal team and I will not give up the fight for democracy.”
On Thursday, Gina Miller’s advocate David Pannick has argued that comments from the British Prime Minister highlighted a significant part of his reasoning for the prorogation or suspension was that the Parliament might say or do something that hinders the Brexit plans of the government.
The legal threat has lost some of its impacts after the lawmakers voted to force Boris Johnson to seek a three months delay to Brexit Deal rather than leave without any agreement on October 31, an initiative that is expected to lead to an election.
Separate legal challenges to his Brexit plans are being heard in Northern Island and Scotland.