Author Archives: Robert Pigney

Supreme Court announcement any day now

Rumour and speculation abound regarding the Supreme Court judgement later this month. Apparently the Govt. has asked for and been refused advanced sight of the decision The reason, apparently, was so that it could put contingencies in place. This does … Continue reading

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Christmas Greetings and update

As 2016 draws to a close and we await the Supreme Court’s confirmation that the UK’s Parliament is the Sovereign authority that Theresa May and her Government must respect and obey, our thoughts turn to the process by which our … Continue reading

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People’s Challenge – Supreme Court report: Day 2

As the video and transcripts of the Supreme Court hearing’s second day demonstrate, a packed court room is no guarantee of rapt attention in a case that involves dozens of technical points and bundle references as well as the most … Continue reading

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Watching the Supreme Court and thanks to all our backers and supporters

Next week we see the penultimate stage in this challenge we have mounted on whether the Government has the authority to use ancient Royal Prerogative rights to trigger Article 50 and take the UK out of the EU. The Supreme … Continue reading

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The People’s Challenge Written Case – fundamental citizenship rights protected by four hundred years of legal precedent

This morning, the People’s Challenge solicitors filed the 20 comb-bound copies of our Written Case required by the Supreme Court for next week’s hearing.The Case is herein electronic form, published first on Crowd Justice  and distributed to our supporters. The … Continue reading

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The devolution dimension, unpacking the Government’s appeal case and the new EEA challenge

The Government faced an interesting choice in the aftermath of the Divisional Court’s unanimous and powerful ruling that it had no Royal Prerogative power to invoke Article 50. Seeking a resolution or some other vote of both Houses would have … Continue reading

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Art. 50 – Government’s Written Case in support of its appeal

As mentioned in Thursday’s update, the Government has agreed to make its Case available to the public. It can now be read here. The Government’s Case maintains that an Article 50 notification cannot be withdrawn, adding that the Court can … Continue reading

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Art. 50 Supreme Court Defence funding target met – Thank you

We are delighted to report to supporters that on the 15th we met our fundraising ‘stretch target’ and are confident that we have sufficient funds to cover the costs of our legal team in the Supreme Court, other expenses and to … Continue reading

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An enormous thank you and this is where our Challenge is up to

Fantastically, we have made not only our initial target, but our first stretch target for the relaunched campaign, in just over 24 hours. Our legal team now has really solid backing for the work they will need to do to … Continue reading

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Article 50 – the judgment in a nutshell

This went out as an update on our new Crowd Justice camapign page yesterday evening. On 20 September 1610, Sir Edward Coke, the then Chief Justice, was asked to give a ruling on whether the King could use a Royal … Continue reading

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