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US NewsSir John Major Joins Legal Bid To Stop Boris Johnson’s Suspension Of Parliament

12:55  30 august  2019
12:55  30 august  2019 Source:   huffingtonpost.co.uk

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The move, unprecedented by any ex-PM, will see him ally with businesswoman Gina Miller in seeking to use the High Court to overturn the government’s decision to ‘prorogue’, or shut down, the House of Commons for four weeks.

Miller, who successfully used the courts to force parliament to pass legislation to trigger the Article 50 Brexit process, has applied for judicial review of Johnson’s prorogation move.

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Sir John’s announcement came minutes just before a Scottish court refused a bid by more than 70 MPs to grant an emergency injunction to stymie No.10′s plans.

Major has long warned that a no-deal Brexit would put at risk not just the UK economy but also peace in Northern Ireland because of the threat of the reintroduction of border controls with the Republic of Ireland.

In a statement, Major said: “I promised that, if the Prime Minister prorogued parliament in order to prevent members from opposing his Brexit plans, I would seek judicial review of his action.

“In view of the imminence of the prorogation – and to avoid duplication of effort, and taking up the Court’s time through repetition – I intend to seek the Court’s permission to intervene in the claim already initiated by Gina Miller, rather than to commence separate proceedings.”

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Crucially, Major - who will be represented by former MP and solicitor general Edward Garnier  - stressed his unique perspective as a former PM.

“If granted permission to intervene, I intend to seek to assist the Court from the perspective of having served in covernment as a minister and prime minister, and also in parliament for many years as a member of the House of Commons.”

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Sir John Major Joins Legal Bid To Stop Boris Johnson’s Suspension Of Parliament
Sir John Major Joins Legal Bid To Stop Boris Johnson’s Suspension Of Parliament
Sir John Major Joins Legal Bid To Stop Boris Johnson’s Suspension Of Parliament
Sir John Major Joins Legal Bid To Stop Boris Johnson’s Suspension Of Parliament
Sir John Major Joins Legal Bid To Stop Boris Johnson’s Suspension Of Parliament
Sir John Major Joins Legal Bid To Stop Boris Johnson’s Suspension Of Parliament
Sir John Major Joins Legal Bid To Stop Boris Johnson’s Suspension Of Parliament
Sir John Major Joins Legal Bid To Stop Boris Johnson’s Suspension Of Parliament
Sir John Major Joins Legal Bid To Stop Boris Johnson’s Suspension Of Parliament
Sir John Major Joins Legal Bid To Stop Boris Johnson’s Suspension Of Parliament
Sir John Major Joins Legal Bid To Stop Boris Johnson’s Suspension Of Parliament
Sir John Major Joins Legal Bid To Stop Boris Johnson’s Suspension Of Parliament
Sir John Major Joins Legal Bid To Stop Boris Johnson’s Suspension Of Parliament
Sir John Major Joins Legal Bid To Stop Boris Johnson’s Suspension Of Parliament
Sir John Major Joins Legal Bid To Stop Boris Johnson’s Suspension Of Parliament
Sir John Major Joins Legal Bid To Stop Boris Johnson’s Suspension Of Parliament
Sir John Major Joins Legal Bid To Stop Boris Johnson’s Suspension Of Parliament
Sir John Major Joins Legal Bid To Stop Boris Johnson’s Suspension Of Parliament
Sir John Major Joins Legal Bid To Stop Boris Johnson’s Suspension Of Parliament
Sir John Major Joins Legal Bid To Stop Boris Johnson’s Suspension Of Parliament
Sir John Major Joins Legal Bid To Stop Boris Johnson’s Suspension Of Parliament
Sir John Major Joins Legal Bid To Stop Boris Johnson’s Suspension Of Parliament
Sir John Major Joins Legal Bid To Stop Boris Johnson’s Suspension Of Parliament
Sir John Major Joins Legal Bid To Stop Boris Johnson’s Suspension Of Parliament
Sir John Major Joins Legal Bid To Stop Boris Johnson’s Suspension Of Parliament
Sir John Major Joins Legal Bid To Stop Boris Johnson’s Suspension Of Parliament
Sir John Major Joins Legal Bid To Stop Boris Johnson’s Suspension Of Parliament
Sir John Major Joins Legal Bid To Stop Boris Johnson’s Suspension Of Parliament
Sir John Major Joins Legal Bid To Stop Boris Johnson’s Suspension Of Parliament
Sir John Major Joins Legal Bid To Stop Boris Johnson’s Suspension Of Parliament
Sir John Major Joins Legal Bid To Stop Boris Johnson’s Suspension Of Parliament
Sir John Major Joins Legal Bid To Stop Boris Johnson’s Suspension Of Parliament
Sir John Major Joins Legal Bid To Stop Boris Johnson’s Suspension Of Parliament
Sir John Major Joins Legal Bid To Stop Boris Johnson’s Suspension Of Parliament
Sir John Major Joins Legal Bid To Stop Boris Johnson’s Suspension Of Parliament
Sir John Major Joins Legal Bid To Stop Boris Johnson’s Suspension Of Parliament
Sir John Major Joins Legal Bid To Stop Boris Johnson’s Suspension Of Parliament
Sir John Major Joins Legal Bid To Stop Boris Johnson’s Suspension Of Parliament
Sir John Major Joins Legal Bid To Stop Boris Johnson’s Suspension Of Parliament
Sir John Major Joins Legal Bid To Stop Boris Johnson’s Suspension Of Parliament
Sir John Major Joins Legal Bid To Stop Boris Johnson’s Suspension Of Parliament
Sir John Major Joins Legal Bid To Stop Boris Johnson’s Suspension Of Parliament
Sir John Major Joins Legal Bid To Stop Boris Johnson’s Suspension Of Parliament
Sir John Major Joins Legal Bid To Stop Boris Johnson’s Suspension Of Parliament
Sir John Major Joins Legal Bid To Stop Boris Johnson’s Suspension Of Parliament
Sir John Major Joins Legal Bid To Stop Boris Johnson’s Suspension Of Parliament
Sir John Major Joins Legal Bid To Stop Boris Johnson’s Suspension Of Parliament
Sir John Major Joins Legal Bid To Stop Boris Johnson’s Suspension Of Parliament
Sir John Major Joins Legal Bid To Stop Boris Johnson’s Suspension Of Parliament
Sir John Major Joins Legal Bid To Stop Boris Johnson’s Suspension Of Parliament
Sir John Major Joins Legal Bid To Stop Boris Johnson’s Suspension Of Parliament

“I have no doubt that the prime minister’s motive in seeking prorogation is to bypass a sovereign parliament that opposes his policy,” he said.

And in June, the former PM was even more scathing, declaring: “I cannot imagine Mr Disraeli, Mr Gladstone, Mr Churchill or Mrs Thatcher even in their most difficult moments saying let us put parliament aside while I carry through this difficult policy that a part of my party disagrees with.”

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