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UK NewsJohnson denies lying to queen; court rejects Brexit case

15:30  12 september  2019
15:30  12 september  2019 Source:   msn.com

London court rejects challenge to PM Johnson's suspension of parliament

London court rejects challenge to PM Johnson's suspension of parliament London court rejects challenge to PM Johnson's suspension of parliament before Brexit, but said it could be taken to the Supreme Court for an appeal, the BBC said. Johnson announced at the end of August that he would suspend parliament from mid-September to mid-October, just before Britain is due to leave the European Union on Oct. 31, so the government could announce a new legislative programme. That prompted campaigner Gina Miller, who defeated the government over another Brexit issue two years ago, to challenge the order.

Boris Johnson has denied lying to the Queen over the advice he gave her over the five-week suspension of Parliament. The prime minister was speaking after Scotland's highest civil court ruled on Wednesday the shutdown was unlawful. Asked whether he had lied to the monarch about his

Boris Johnson Denies Lying to Queen Over Suspension: Brexit A Northern Irish court ruled that a no-deal Brexit wouldn’t violate the Good Friday peace accord, handing Prime Minister Boris Johnson a legal victory in one of a string of cases related to his plans to leave the European Union.

Johnson denies lying to queen; court rejects Brexit case © Provided by The Associated Press Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson visits the NLV Pharos, a lighthouse tender moored on the river Thames, to mark London International Shipping Week in London, Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019. The British government insisted Thursday that its forecast of food and medicine shortages, gridlock at ports and riots in the streets after a no-deal Brexit is an avoidable worst-case scenario, as Prime Minister Boris Johnson denied misleading Queen Elizabeth II about his reasons for suspending Parliament just weeks before the country is due to leave the European Union. (Daniel Leal-Olivas/Pool photo via AP)

LONDON (AP) — The British government insisted Thursday that its forecast of food and medicine shortages, gridlock at ports and riots in the streets after a no-deal Brexit is an avoidable worst-case scenario, as Prime Minister Boris Johnson denied misleading Queen Elizabeth II about his reasons for suspending Parliament just weeks before the country is due to leave the European Union.

'Absolutely not': PM Johnson denies lying to Queen Elizabeth in Brexit crisis

'Absolutely not': PM Johnson denies lying to Queen Elizabeth in Brexit crisis 'Absolutely not': PM Johnson denies lying to Queen Elizabeth in Brexit crisis

The Belfast case , involving three cases , turned on partially different legal issues to the cases heard in London and Lawyers for the applicants in Belfast argued that a no-deal Brexit on 31 October would undermine Brexit : Boris Johnson denies lying to Queen about reasons for prorogation - live news.

Now the case goes to the Supreme Court , and the entire Brexit process continues to go just swimmingly. A court in Scotland added to the unending Brexit mess on Wednesday, by unanimously ruling Prime Minister Boris Johnson lied to the queen in order to suspend Parliament, a move it has

Johnson denies lying to queen; court rejects Brexit case © Provided by The Associated Press Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson visits the NLV Pharos, a lighthouse tender moored on the river Thames, to mark London International Shipping Week in London, Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019. The British government insisted Thursday that its forecast of food and medicine shortages, gridlock at ports and riots in the streets after a no-deal Brexit is an avoidable worst-case scenario, as Prime Minister Boris Johnson denied misleading Queen Elizabeth II about his reasons for suspending Parliament just weeks before the country is due to leave the European Union. (Daniel Leal-Olivas/Pool photo via AP)

In better news for the embattled British leader, a Belfast court rejected claims that his Brexit strategy should be ruled illegal because it harmed Northern Ireland's peace process.

Boris Johnson has denied lying to the Queen and some people are not convinced

Boris Johnson has denied lying to the Queen and some people are not convinced Boris Johnson’s attempt to downplay fears that he misled the Queen has not gone well. On Wednesday, a court ruling deemed Johnson’s five-week suspension of parliament “unlawful” and raised the possibility that the prime minister had lied to the Queen to convince her to agree to the prorogation of parliament. But when asked on Thursday whether he misled the monarch, Johnson said: Absolutely not. The High Court in England plainly agrees with us but the Supreme Court will have to decide. We need a Queen's Speech, we need to get on and do all sorts of things at a national level.

Johnson rejects claim that he is anti-democratic. UK Prime Minister/Facebook. Boris Johnson 's bullish Brexit strategy has already led to a civil war within his Conservative Party, from which nearly two dozen more moderate MPs have quit or been expelled in a matter of days.

A court in Scotland added to the unending Brexit mess on Wednesday, by unanimously ruling Prime Minister Boris Johnson lied to the queen in order to In a summary of their findings, the Court of Session judges unanimously said Johnson 's decision to suspend was motivated by the “improper

Johnson, who took office in July vowing to get Brexit done on the scheduled Oct. 31 date "do or die," and even if there is not a divorce deal to smooth the way. But many lawmakers, campaigners, economists and businesses fear a no-deal Brexit would be economically devastating.

Lawmakers forced the government to publish its official assessment of the impact of leaving the EU on Oct. 31 without a divorce agreement. The document described potential food and medicine shortages, gridlock at ports and riots in the streets.

Johnson denies lying to queen; court rejects Brexit case © Provided by The Associated Press Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson visits the NLV Pharos, a lighthouse tender moored on the river Thames, to mark London International Shipping Week in London, Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019. The British government insisted Thursday that its forecast of food and medicine shortages, gridlock at ports and riots in the streets after a no-deal Brexit is an avoidable worst-case scenario, as Prime Minister Boris Johnson denied misleading Queen Elizabeth II about his reasons for suspending Parliament just weeks before the country is due to leave the European Union. (Daniel Leal-Olivas/Pool photo via AP)

Johnson insisted the bleak scenario was "not where we intend to end up."

Queen dragged into 'unlawful' shutdown of Parliament as Boris Johnson resists demands to recall MPs

Queen dragged into 'unlawful' shutdown of Parliament as Boris Johnson resists demands to recall MPs Sir Keir Starmer, the shadow Brexit Secretary, called on MPs to return to Westminster so they can 'open those doors' and hold PM to account

Boris Johnson could face charges in a magistrates’ court in the middle of the Conservative leadership contest. after a judge gave the go-ahead to a private p A campaigner brought a case of misconduct in public office against Mr Johnson , based on claims that he lied to the public during the EU

The court was shown documents that showed Johnson was considering prorogation weeks before After three years of tortuous Brexit crisis, British politics is in turmoil, with the prime minister blocked by "This was an egregious case of a clear failure to comply with generally accepted standards of

"This is a worst-case scenario which civil servants obviously have to prepare for, but in the last few months, and particularly in the 50 days since I've been prime minister, we've been massively accelerating our preparations," he said.

Johnson denies lying to queen; court rejects Brexit case © Provided by The Associated Press Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson visits the NLV Pharos, a lighthouse tender moored on the river Thames, to mark London International Shipping Week in London, Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019. The British government insisted Thursday that its forecast of food and medicine shortages, gridlock at ports and riots in the streets after a no-deal Brexit is an avoidable worst-case scenario, as Prime Minister Boris Johnson denied misleading Queen Elizabeth II about his reasons for suspending Parliament just weeks before the country is due to leave the European Union. (Daniel Leal-Olivas/Pool photo via AP)

Opposition politicians said the "Operation Yellowhammer" document — the government's code name for its Brexit preparations — proved that Johnson is reckless to consider leaving the EU without a deal.

Boris Johnson berated live on Facebook over 'unlawful' prorogation advice given to Queen

Boris Johnson berated live on Facebook over 'unlawful' prorogation advice given to Queen Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, was berated live on Facebook on Wednesday evening by people angry with him after a Scottish court said the advice Mr. Johnson provided to the Queen over the decision to prorogue parliament was "unlawful".

Brexit blockers have been handed a boost after a Scottish court says Boris Johnson was unlawful to shutdown ParliamentCredit: PA:Press Association. An official summary of today's ruling read: "The Court will accordingly make an Order declaring that the Prime Minister’s advice to HM the Queen and

Boris Johnson denied being anti-democratic today and blasted Remainer MPs for blocking an The Brexit war exploded today as No10 was accused of questioning the impartiality of Scottish judges But Mr Johnson did not reference the case as he took to social media. Instead he tore into rebel MPs

Johnson denies lying to queen; court rejects Brexit case © Provided by The Associated Press A French custom officer works in a booth at the transit zone at the port of Ouistreham, Normandy, Thursday, Sept.12, 2019. France has trained 600 new customs officers and built extra parking lots arounds its ports to hold vehicles that will have to go through extra checks if there is no agreement ahead of Britain's exit from the EU, currently scheduled on Oct. 31. (AP Photo/David Vincent)

Former Attorney General Dominic Grieve said it was extraordinary that a U.K. government "is content on inflicting on the British public the level of disruption which is set out in the Yellowhammer papers."

Defense Secretary Ben Wallace said the scenario was a "planning assumption" and would only come true if the government did nothing to offset it.

"We are spending the money on doing lots of things to mitigate those assumptions," he told the BBC.

The six-page classified document, dated Aug. 2, said customs checks meant the number of trucks crossing the main freight route between Calais and Dover would drop by between 40% and 60% within a day of a no-deal Brexit, with disruptions possibly lasting up to three months. The supply of certain types of fresh foods and essential medicines would decrease, prices would go up and poor people would be hit hardest, it said.

Adding to Brexit chaos, Scottish court rules parliament suspension ‘unlawful’

Adding to Brexit chaos, Scottish court rules parliament suspension ‘unlawful’ A Scottish court ruled on Wednesday that Prime Minister Boris Johnson's suspension of parliament was unlawful, prompting immediate calls for lawmakers to return to work as the executive and legislative battle over the future of Brexit. Scotland's highest court of appeal ruled that Johnson's decision to prorogue, or suspend, parliament from Monday until Oct. 14 was unlawful – a blow for the government as it seeks to leave the European Union on Oct. 31 with or without a deal.

The Scottish Court of Session dropped a Brexit bombshell today as it ruled that Boris Johnson 's decision to prorogue Parliament for five weeks An initial hearing rejected the case brought by the Remainers but today that was overturned as three Scottish judges said the PM's decision was in fact

Boris Johnson declines to comment on Brexit court summons – video. Boris Johnson has been summoned to court to face accusations of A central plank of the case put forward by Ball’s team was that Johnson , as an MP and previous mayor of London, “ lied and misled” the public about the cost of

The paper also described major disruption for travelers between Britain and the EU, uncertainty for U.K. citizens living in Europe, and said attempts to maintain an open border between Ireland and Northern Ireland would probably fail. It also said a no-deal exit could trigger major protests and even riots.

The government refused to comply with another part of Parliament's demand — that it hand over emails and texts among officials and aides discussing the government's decision to suspend Parliament in the run-up to the Brexit deadline. Michael Gove, the minister in charge of Brexit planning, said the request was inappropriate and disproportionate.

The order to release the Yellowhammer document was one of a series of blows to the government by opposition lawmakers and rebel Conservatives. They also passed a law that orders the government to seek a three-month delay to Brexit if no agreement has been reached by late October and rejected Johnson's call for a snap general election.

Johnson denies lying to queen; court rejects Brexit case © Provided by The Associated Press Cars bearing British license plates stop at a passport control booth at the transit zone at the port of Ouistreham, Normandy, Thursday, Sept.12, 2019. France has trained 600 new customs officers and built extra parking lots arounds its ports to hold vehicles that will have to go through extra checks if there is no agreement ahead of Britain's exit from the EU, currently scheduled on Oct. 31. (AP Photo/David Vincent)

Then on Tuesday, Johnson suspended Parliament for five weeks until Oct. 14, sparking outrage among legislators and several legal challenges.

Kwasi Kwarteng claims 'many people are saying' judges are biased over Brexit after prorogation ruling

Kwasi Kwarteng claims 'many people are saying' judges are biased over Brexit after prorogation ruling 'Many Leave voters, many people up and down the country, are beginning to question the partiality of the judges'

MPs opposing Boris Johnson ’s decision to suspend Parliament had their case dismissed by a judge “I am pleased that Scotland’s highest court agrees. But ultimately, as has always been the case , it’s And Liberal Democrat shadow Brexit Secretary Tom Brake urged the Government to act immediately

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Johnson denies lying to queen; court rejects Brexit case © Provided by The Associated Press Trucks park as a ferry coming from Britain's port of Portsmouth docks at the transit zone at the port of Ouistreham, Normandy, Thursday, Sept.12, 2019. France has trained 600 new customs officers and built extra parking lots arounds its ports to hold vehicles that will have to go through extra checks if there is no agreement ahead of Britain's exit from the EU, currently scheduled on Oct. 31. (AP Photo/David Vincent)

The U.K. Supreme Court is set to consider next week whether the shutdown should be reversed, after conflicting rulings in lower courts.

Last week, the High Court in London said the decision was inherently political and "not a matter for the courts." But Scotland's highest civil court ruled Wednesday that the shutdown was illegal "because it had the purpose of stymieing Parliament."

Johnson denies lying to queen; court rejects Brexit case © Provided by The Associated Press A French custom officer checks a truck coming from Britain's port of Portsmouth at the transit zone at the port of Ouistreham, Normandy, Thursday, Sept.12, 2019. France has trained 600 new customs officers and built extra parking lots arounds its ports to hold vehicles that will have to go through extra checks if there is no agreement ahead of Britain's exit from the EU, currently scheduled on Oct. 31. (AP Photo/David Vincent)

Johnson insists he suspended Parliament so that he can launch a fresh domestic agenda at a new session next month. He said he had "absolutely not" misled the queen — whose formal approval was needed to suspend Parliament — about his motives.

In Northern Ireland, claimants had argued that a no-deal Brexit would undermine agreements between the British and Irish governments that were struck during the peace process.

A no-deal Brexit could lead to the return of a hard border between the U.K.'s Northern Ireland and EU member Ireland. An open border is crucial to the regional economy and underpins the peace process that ended decades of sectarian violence in Northern Ireland.

Prorogation Unlawful: 'The advice given by the government to Her Majesty the Queen to prorogue parliament was unlawful'

Prorogation Unlawful: 'The advice given by the government to Her Majesty the Queen to prorogue parliament was unlawful' Lord Carloway, Scotland’s most senior judge, has said the advice given by the British government to Queen Elizabeth II concerning the prorogation of parliament was "unlawful".

Johnson argues that while he is working to get a deal, Britain must leave the bloc regardless, three years after the referendum vote for Brexit . The Scottish court challenge was brought by 78 British lawmakers, who said it was unlawful for Johnson to advise Queen Elizabeth II to prorogue parliament

Judge Bernard McCloskey ruled that the "claim and counterclaim, assertion and counter-assertion, allegation and denial, blow and counter-blow" of the raging Brexit arguments belonged in the world of politics, not law.

Johnson denies lying to queen; court rejects Brexit case © Provided by The Associated Press The statue of former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill is silhouetted against the sky early morning in London, Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

"Virtually all of the assembled evidence belongs to the world of politics, both national and supra-national," he said.

If the claimants appeal the ruling, the case could join the two other legal challenges to Johnson's Brexit plans before the Supreme Court next week.

Johnson said Thursday he was "working very hard" to strike a new deal with the bloc after the agreement made by his predecessor Theresa May was rejected three times by Britain's Parliament.

Johnson denies lying to queen; court rejects Brexit case © Provided by The Associated Press European Union chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier arrives to a conference of presidents meeting at the European Parliament in Brussels, Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019. Barnier says the bloc is still waiting for proposals from Prime Minister Boris Johnson to end the impasse in talks over Britain's departure, due at the end of next month. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)

Johnson's envoy David Frost has been holding talks in Brussels this week but no breakthrough has been made, and the EU says it is still waiting for firm proposals from the U.K.

"The U.K. hasn't proposed any alternatives and anything that's been legally credible and workable," European Parliament President David Sassoli said Thursday.

The bloc's chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier, told reporters that "we are still ready to examine objectively any concrete and legally operational proposals from the U.K."

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Lorne Cook in Brussels contributed to this story.

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Johnson denies lying to queen; court rejects Brexit case
Johnson denies lying to queen; court rejects Brexit case
Johnson denies lying to queen; court rejects Brexit case
Johnson denies lying to queen; court rejects Brexit case

Prorogation Unlawful: 'The advice given by the government to Her Majesty the Queen to prorogue parliament was unlawful'.
Lord Carloway, Scotland’s most senior judge, has said the advice given by the British government to Queen Elizabeth II concerning the prorogation of parliament was "unlawful".

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