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Brexit Live: Third day of historic legal case against Boris Johnson

19 September 2019, 05:03

Former Prime Minister Sir John Major is going to challenge Boris Johnson's decision to suspend Parliament in the Supreme Court later.
Former Prime Minister Sir John Major is going to challenge Boris Johnson's decision to suspend Parliament in the Supreme Court later. Picture: PA
EJ Ward

By EJ Ward

The UK's highest court is set to hear from a host of supporters of a legal challenge over the controversial prorogation of Parliament - including former prime minister Sir John Major.

Lawyers for businesswoman and campaigner Gina Miller argue Prime Minister Boris Johnson's advice to the Queen to suspend Parliament for five weeks was "an unlawful abuse of power".

On Thursday, the third and final day of a historic hearing at the Supreme Court in London, a panel of 11 justices will hear submissions on behalf of Sir John, the Welsh and Scottish governments and Northern Irish victims' campaigner Raymond McCord.

Sir John will not address the court himself, but his lawyers will put forward his argument that the suspension was motivated by Mr Johnson's "political interest" in closing down Parliament ahead of the UK's planned exit from the European Union on October 31.

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