Gina Miller Preparing Legal Case To Stop Boris Johnson Proroguing Parliament

Remigio Civitarese
Luglio 14, 2019

Speaking to Andrew Pierce on LBC, Ms Miller said: "Should Boris Johnson become Prime Minister and pursue a prorogation process, we are ready to go to court because we believe, based on the judgement in my original case, a Prime Minister can not shut down or close the doors of Parliament and bypass representative to push through a decision without scrutiny, basically".

But leading Eurosceptic Tory MP Andrew Bridgen lambasted them, saying: "We need to leave by October 31 and quite honestly, people like Greg Clark and Philip Hammond have been roadblocks to preparing for no deal". "I think this is leading to a huge erosion of trust in politics".

She could not resist a swipe at Boris Johnson, who once vowed that he would "lie down in front of bulldozers" to block Heathrow expansion - but was absent on a trip to Afghanistan when the key vote was held.

"I regret running a campaign that wasn't really me", she said.

Ms Rudd noted today that Mr Boles had gone on to praise her reforms as Work and Pensions Secretary.

She said she hoped her critics and supporters alike would feel that "in everything I've done, I've always done what I believed to be in the national interest".

He said France could "dial up" delays at Calais to cause chaos at ports like Dover.

His first preference is to renegotiate a new deal with the European Union and have it approved by parliament, but he has said it would be unwise to rule out anything - including suspension - that might be needed to deliver Brexit.

United Kingdom leadership front-runner Boris Johnson said it would be "insane now" to say the government might not deliver Brexit by October 31, in a hint that he could be prepared to accept a delay at a later date.

She revealed that a letter from her legal team that went to Tory leadership contender Mr Johnson on Thursday "was to say that if he became prime minister that we believe that that would be beyond his powers, and also relying on the judgment in my case in 2017 where the Supreme Court expressly said that Parliament could not be bypassed".

Tory former worldwide development secretary Priti Patel, who is backing Mr Johnson said she was "not at all surprised" by possible legal action, as she hit out at the "absolutely relentless movement to delay Brexit".

Former Cabinet Minister Priti Patel tells Sky News it is "not acceptable" for un-elected individuals to "derail" the delivery of Brexit by going to the courts.

He added: "I think that unfortunately what I said on that TV debate was misrepresented to Kim".

But pressed on whether the United Kingdom would be out by Christmas, he said: "I'm not going to give you those commitments".

Anti-Brexit campaigner Gina Miller says she will take the government to court if the next PM tries to shut down Parliament to push through no deal.

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