Huge court case today at The Court of Session in Edinburgh.
*Seventy six* MPs are suing the Prime Minister in an attempt to stop a no-deal Brexit through parliament (Westminster) being suspended.
Regardless of the case outcome there could be big implications. The case will likely take weeks to conclude.
Court rises, returns to-morrow at 10am.
I should also mention there are also court cases in: N. Ireland (that Brexit breaks the Good Friday Agreement), and England & Wales by Gina Miller.
There is also a request to trigger an EU rule of law investigation into Johnson's proroguing of parliament, which would be a lovely irony. A suggestion also that EU could suspend no-deal for Scotland & N. Ireland while investigation progresses. 😃
I'm now seeing reports that the Lord Advocate (Scotland's chief legal officer & govt adviser) wants to intervene in the case. He will be supporting the petitioners (Cherry et al) and will do so without delaying the case. The case is due to resume to-morrow. This is extraordinary, but I have no idea what it means.
Of course, to-morrow is also the day when a Vote of No Confidence may be started in Boris Johnson's govt. Busy day!
The govt's counsel is arguing it would be odd it the queen were subject (sic) to different legal interpretations in England & Scotland. Aha...
Thought by me: according to reports, the queen agreed to the proroguing of parliament while she was at Balmoral. Therefore by jurisdiction she should be judged according to Scots law.
@fitheach Keep the news coming. I love your toots re. Brexit and BoJo's latest shenanigans.
Shenanigans is exactly right.
What a day, and it's gulyás for lunch. Result!