Scots try to Block UK Parliament Prorogue



HOT on the heels of TBG reports on a possible UK Parliament prorogue comes a Remainer legal challenge to try to prevent Boris Johnson shutting down Parliament to force through a no-deal Brexit.

It began today in a Scottish court and will be heard on Sep 6.

A group of MPs and peers wants the Court of Session in Edinburgh to rule that suspending Parliament to make the UK leave the EU without a deal is "unlawful and unconstitutional".

Boris Johnson has repeatedly refused to rule out such a move.

The government expects a group of MPs to try to block a no-deal Brexit by attempting to pass legislation when Parliament returns on Sep 3.

Remainer Work and Pensions Secretary Amber Rudd has today told the Guardian that no-deal risks can be managed by the government.