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UK NewsBelfast court dismisses Northern Irish challenge against no-deal Brexit

18:00  12 september  2019
18:00  12 september  2019 Source:   france24.com

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The high court in Belfast has dismissed claims that a no - deal Brexit and the imposition of a hard border would damage the Northern Ireland peace process. Lord Justice Bernard McCloskey said the applications were a matter of politics and that was not an area in which courts should intervene.

Claims that a ' no - deal ' Brexit would risk peace in Northern Ireland are political, not judicial, the court ruled. The case is one of a series across the United Kingdom challenging Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Brexit strategy. Johnson has said Britain must leave the EU on October 31, whether or not

Belfast court dismisses Northern Irish challenge against no-deal Brexit © Clodagh Kilcoyne, REUTERS | A protest against Brexit at the border crossing between the Republic of ... Belfast's High Court dismissed on Thursday a case arguing that a British exit from the European Union without a withdrawal agreement would contravene Northern Ireland's 1998 peace accord.

The case is one of a series across the United Kingdom challenging Prime Minister's Boris Johnson's Brexit strategy. Johnson has said Britain must leave the EU on Oct. 31, whether or not it secures a deal on an orderly exit.

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The High Court in Belfast ruled that the government's approach does not breach the Good Friday Agreement. Boost for Boris Johnson as judge in Northern Ireland REJECTS legal challenge to his Brexit plan Northern Ireland court has dismissed claim No Deal would breach peace process.

Scotland's highest court of appeal ruled on Wednesday that Johnson's decision to suspend parliament for five weeks was unlawful and should be annulled, a verdict that will be appealed at the United Kingdom Supreme Court next week.

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Belfast court decides that suspension will not damage peace process. Judges in Belfast have ruled that Boris Johnson’s decision to suspend parliament for five weeks was lawful and would not damage the Northern Leaked resolution says MEPs will use veto against any Brexit deal without a backstop.

Rights campaigner Raymond McCord, one of three people backing the case, said he would fight the decision in an appeal that could be heard in Belfast as early as Friday and hoped to join the other challenges in the UK's highest court next week.

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The legal challenge brought in Belfast against a no - deal Brexit is set to conclude on Tuesday morning, after the courts were told they should not be asked to intervene in such high-level political matters. Three different applicants campaigning against a

Lawyers for McCord had argued that a no-deal Brexit would breach the 1998 Good Friday Agreement that brought peace to the British-run province, but Judge Bernard McCloskey said the case "trespassed upon the prohibited domain of the non-justiciable".

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Belfast 's High Court is to rule on Thursday on the legality of a British exit from the European Union without a withdrawal agreement after an activist argued such a move would not be compatible with Northern Ireland's 1998 peace accord.

BELFAST (Reuters) - Belfast ’s High Court is to rule on Thursday on the legality of a British exit The rights activist, Raymond McCord, also argued that a no - deal Brexit was not provided for in existing 17 after legal challenges to Johnson’s decision to suspend parliament for five weeks were rejected by

"I consider the characterisation of the subject matter of these proceedings as inherently and unmistakably political to be beyond plausible dispute," McCloskey said in a 68-page written judgement.

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The High Court in Belfast will rule on Thursday whether a no - deal Brexit is lawful after a campaigner lodged a case arguing that it would contravene the Good Friday Agreement. Activist Raymond McCord has argued that the case should be referred to the UK’s highest court , the Supreme Court , which will

Belfast 's High Court is to rule on Thursday on the legality of a British exit from the European Union without a withdrawal agreement after an activist argued such a move would not be compatible with Northern Ireland's 1998 peace accord.

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

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But on Thursday, a Northern Ireland court rejected a case claiming that the UK government's Brexit strategy would not have harmed the fragile Good Friday Agreement peace process. A group of opposition lawmakers decided to challenge Mr Johnson's parliamentary suspension in court , while

Belfast 's High Court is to rule on Thursday on the legality of a British exit from the European Union without a withdrawal agreement after an activist argued such a move would not be compatible with Northern Ireland's 1998 peace accord.

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A landmark legal challenge against Brexit has been rejected at the High Court in Belfast . Two separate proceedings, one by a cross-party group of MLAs But sterling hit an eight-day low against the euro late on Friday morning, with analysts speculating that the ruling had weighed on the currency.

UK legislation in 2017 and 2018 "assumes but does not require a Withdrawal Agreement," said the lawyer, Tony McGleenan.

The Northern Ireland case had also sought a legal challenge to the suspension of parliament but the court decided to hear the wider case against "no deal".

‘Groundbreaking legal cases’

Parliament was prorogued, or suspended, on Monday until Oct. 14, a move opponents argued was designed to allow the prime minister to push through a no-deal exit from the European Union on Oct. 31 with little scrutiny.

A separate legal challenge to the suspension, brought by British campaigner Gina Miller, will also be heard by the Supreme Court on Tuesday.

McCord said Northern Ireland should also be present at the Supreme Court.

"These are groundbreaking legal cases and the plan is for all of these cases to meet in the Supreme Court," Ciaran O'Hare, lawyer for Raymond McCord, told reporters.

McCord's son was murdered by pro-British militants in 1997, just before the peace deal, which largely ended three decades of violence between Irish nationalists seeking a united Ireland and pro-British unionists. Some 3,600 people died in the conflict.

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Leo Varadkar on Brexit chaos: 'If the House of Commons went pay-per view, they would make a lot of money'.
TAOISEACH Leo Varadkar has responded to the Brexit chaos in Westminster saying "if the House of Commons went pay per view, they'd make a lot of money". He also took an extraordinary pot-shot British Prime Minister Boris Johnson says before they meet in Dublin. He expressed surprise at Mr Johnson's taunts of Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn during heated exchanges on Brexit and the prospect of an election in the UK. Mr Varadkar said: "The Dáil is not always an example of virtue an there are plenty of non-sensical displays of behaviour... I don’t really think a Taoiseach would ever call somebody a big girls blouse.

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