Petition in the Court of Session to prevent Prorogation of Parliament

A cross-party group of MPs, led by Joanna Cherry QC MP and backed by Jolyon Maugham QC and the Good Law Project, has petitioned the Court of Session for declarator that the Prime Minister cannot close down Parliament in the run-up to 31 October 2019 in order to force through a No-Deal Brexit. The Petitioners include a large number of MPs and Peers from the Labour Party, the Liberal Democrats, Plaid Cymru and the SNP, and a number of independent MPs. An initial hearing to determine further procedure is due to be held at the Court of Session in Edinburgh tomorrow, 13 August, before Lord Doherty.

Specifically, the petitioners seek: Continue reading