Author Archives: Grahame Pigney

People’s Challenge – Supreme Court report: Day 1

Yesterday was the first of four intense days of legal argument from the opposing legal teams in the Article 50 case. The hearing can be viewed on line and there has been insightful Twitter coverage from Jolyon Maugham QC, Schona … Continue reading

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Britain’s ‘unwritten constitution’ and its highest court are put to the test as Article 50 hearing begins.

The UK’s 11-Justice Supreme Court will hear the Government open its appeal today against the ruling that it cannot use the Royal Prerogative to take the UK out of the EU by triggering Article 50. If the ruling stands, the … Continue reading

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What those with power always want

Suppose the Government is right about the legal arguments it makes in support of its appeal. Then, unless there is some significant, but completely unforeseen, political development between now and 31 March 2017, a simple letter will be sent giving … Continue reading

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The People’s Challenge – The path to the Supreme Court

John Halford, People’s Challenge solicitor The UK’s Supreme Court was opened in 2009 replacing the Judicial Committee of the House of Lords  as part of a package of constitutional reforms.  It is housed in a grand building on Parliament Square … Continue reading

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People’s Challenge – Developments in Parliament and the Supreme Court

We had planned to post a detailed update yesterday on our new CrowdJustice campaign page, but events have been very fast-moving and we’ve needed to take stock of them. This is just a snapshot with more detail and analysis to … Continue reading

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People’s Challenge: Divisional Court – Judgement Day

Judgment in the Article 50 challenge will be handed down at 10am, tomorrow 3rd November 2016 in Court Room 4. An appeal by the losing party or parties, ‘leapfrogged’ direct to the Supreme Court to be heard early in December, … Continue reading

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Challenges in Belfast High Court to Government Triggering Article 50

Judgment was given today by the Belfast High Court dismissing challenges brought on the basis of arguments about the ramifications of invoking Article 50 for the Good Friday Agreement. These were different arguments to those the People’s Challenge developed at … Continue reading

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People’s Challenge – Thank you & why we are pushing on past £150,000

We have raised the necessary money for the hearings in the Divisional  Court, this is an important milestone. However this fight for Parliamentary democracy is a marathon not a sprint. Pushing on past the magic £150,000. We’ve been focussing on … Continue reading

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The Article 50 hearing – Q and A

On 13th, 17th and the morning of 18th October 2016 the Divisional Court will hear the judicial review challenge to the Government’s plans to trigger Article 50 to take the UK out of the EU. The target of the challenge … Continue reading

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People’s Challenge: Evidence & submissions in – trial in sight

This short update is to bring people up to date with this week’s developments. Our legal team is also preparing a detailed Q and A about what exactly will happen during the trial which we will post very soon. So … Continue reading

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