“[T]he Belfast Agreement… was [not] predicated on the basis that UK membership of the EU would continue forever,” the judge explained, nor could the agreement be “construed as requiring a customs Union or continued regulatory alignment.”https://t.co/gDV7gUGc2h
— Michael Swadling (@MikeSwadling) September 15, 2019
— UKIP WestonSuperMare (@UKIPwestonSmare) September 13, 2019
The High Court in Belfast has dismissed a legal challenge which claimed that a No Deal Brexit would damage the Good Friday Agreement.https://t.co/hVhpTcuTYI
— Bruges Group (@BrugesGroup) September 12, 2019
The litigation against prorogation in England, Scotland and Northern Ireland is interesting
But please do not place your hopes on these cases
The most direct route against a No Deal Brexit is in the arena of politics not law
That is where pressure and attention is needed
— David Allen Green (@davidallengreen) August 30, 2019
The Scottish court has found unanimously that the Prime Minister misled the Queen
In effect, the court has held that Boris Johnson lied to the Queen so as to obtain prorogation
Not seen a court decision like this in thirty years of constitutional geekery
— David Allen Green (@davidallengreen) September 11, 2019
Dale Vince is funding a legal bid to force the Prime Minister to ask the EU for a Brexit extension. Mike Graham: "They have not said that Boris Johnson lied to the Queen. Misleading and lying are two different things"
— talkRADIO (@talkRADIO) September 13, 2019
— BBC Question Time (@bbcquestiontime) September 12, 2019
LYING TO THE QUEEN? A Scottish court has ruled new British Prime Minister Boris Johnson might have lied to the Queen about why he wanted to suspend Parliament for five weeks. @DavidMuir reports. https://t.co/06ttLRgl2v pic.twitter.com/KdjYTpUr8t
— World News Tonight (@ABCWorldNews) September 12, 2019
Parliament should meet tomorrow – and if Boris Johnson lied to the Queen he should resign. pic.twitter.com/Ys1y9uGPJc
— Andrew Adonis (@Andrew_Adonis) September 11, 2019
While Boris Johnson and Michael Gove have been telling obvious lies about Brexit and the current political crisis, it is the electorate, and not the courts, that should be the ultimate judge of politicians who are dishonest, writes Brian Wilson.https://t.co/ITL2WKmFa8
— The Scotsman (@TheScotsman) September 14, 2019
Analysis: Does it really matter whether Boris Johnson lied to the Queen? https://t.co/D6TNVjnbsJ
— The Sydney Morning Herald (@smh) September 13, 2019
The High Court did not agree with Johnson that he had not lied to the Queen. That in itself is a lie. https://t.co/DVTiKoEUQK
— Tim Walker (@ThatTimWalker) September 12, 2019
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has rejected accusations that he lied to the Queen over his controversial suspension of Parliament in the run-up to the Brexit deadline https://t.co/ZxVMr1wAjY
— CNN Breaking News (@cnnbrk) September 12, 2019
Now the case goes to the Supreme Court, and the entire Brexit process continues to go just swimmingly. https://t.co/ILsNcLLoeG
— VICE News (@vicenews) September 11, 2019
Is Boris Johnson right to claim "the High Court in England plainly agrees with us"? Yes on whether proroguing was legal, but no on if he lied to the Queen, the question he was asked. The court makes no finding on that. The crucial passage: pic.twitter.com/U8HDfEaTtb
— Tom Newton Dunn (@tnewtondunn) September 12, 2019
Is Boris Johnson a secret republican? The congenital liar’s found by a Scottish court to have lied to the Queen. She can’t be amused he dragged her into politics pic.twitter.com/zgpqsKSoIg
— Kevin Maguire (@Kevin_Maguire) September 11, 2019
"…the Scottish court has held that Mr Johnson lied to the Queen." https://t.co/8HGacssUzf
— Omar Baggili (@OmarBaggili) September 11, 2019
Boris Johnson has now lied to:
But don't worry brexit fans. There's no way he's lying to you…
— Political Motivation ⚫ (@Margin4Error) September 9, 2019
Terrifying. Scotland's court rules Johnson lied to Queen about real reason to prorogue Parliament. No 10 briefs: BJ may defy law to deliver Brexit. Johnson deliberately undermining faith in institutions that bind us. Easy to erode; tough to rebuild. https://t.co/fk1k3mFhMq
— Jenni Russell (@jennirsl) September 11, 2019
Of course I didn’t lie to the Queen.
Why on Earth would anyone think that someone who was sacked for lying at the Times, made up fake stories at The Telegraph, was sacked for lying about an affair and who lied about giving £350million to the NHS would lie to the Queen?
— Parody Boris Johnson (@BorisJohnson_MP) September 12, 2019
"Any last vestiges of the illusion that Scotland matters in the Tory mind-set, flew away on Wednesday."
— CommonSpace (@TheCommonSpace) September 15, 2019
FM: "The big question for the Prime Minister and the Government this morning is why on earth Parliament is still suspended. We had Scotland's highest civil court yesterday declaring the prorogation of Parliament as unlawful." #FMQs
— The SNP (@theSNP) September 12, 2019
— The SNP (@theSNP) September 11, 2019
Following the judgement today of Scotland's highest civil court, I have written to Boris Johnson demanding he recalls Parliament and end this unlawful prorogation.
Every day Parliament remains suspended, Boris Johnson and the UK government are shutting down democracy. pic.twitter.com/bGTXuk7EGy
— Ian Blackford (@IanBlackfordMP) September 11, 2019
'Immediately cease the unlawful prorogation': Nicola Sturgeon reacts to court ruling – video https://t.co/NoPd3HVAzm
— Guardian Scotland (@GdnScotland) September 11, 2019
"The prorogation of Parliament in null and void" – @joannaccherry believes MPs should be sitting at Westminster.
Adds Boris Johnson could find himself in contempt of the Scottish court order, if he fails to reconvene.
— BBC Scotland Politics (@bbcscotpol) September 11, 2019
— BBC Scotland News (@BBCScotlandNews) September 11, 2019
Just in: Scottish appeal court judges have declared that Boris Johnson’s decision to suspend parliament in the run-up to the October Brexit deadline is unlawful https://t.co/2wkyy3FnRn
— Financial Times (@FinancialTimes) September 11, 2019
Scotland’s highest civil court has ruled that Boris Johnson's prorogation plan is unlawful. https://t.co/Y5bjE2emAg
— The New European (@TheNewEuropean) September 11, 2019
'Prorogation itself is unlawful'
— ITV News Politics (@ITVNewsPolitics) September 11, 2019
O’Neill: Claim of Right 1689 of Scotland applies in this court. We live in a legally limited constitution. All this has happened before – those in power abused it, including the power of prorogation. They were removed from power for those abuses – abuses of despotism.
— Michael Gray (@GrayInGlasgow) September 3, 2019
Within minutes of Scotland’s highest court finding against the prorogation of Parliament by the WM Government, the briefing started. Sources at 10 Downing Street accused the Court of Session of being politically biased
– You Just Can’t Trust a Tory – https://t.co/veArKc9lYe
— Brendan Hynes (@Hyvast) September 14, 2019
John Davis, Professor of Education at The University of Strathclyde, analyses English nationalist assumptions about Scotland’s place in the Union and what the reaction to the Court Of Session prorogation ruling tells us about Tory shame-game politics.https://t.co/B5EWLaq4FR pic.twitter.com/NPNxu40KgR
— Alan Ferrier (@alanferrier) September 14, 2019
— Joanna Cherry QC MP (@joannaccherry) September 11, 2019
BREAKING: Prorogation of Parliament unlawful, Court of Session ruleshttps://t.co/65yKG28H3q
— The National (@ScotNational) September 11, 2019
The supreme civil court in Scotland could be poised to release documents about the planned prorogation of Parliament.https://t.co/GxbpOFaXEn
— The National (@ScotNational) September 5, 2019
— RT UK (@RTUKnews) September 4, 2019
Lord Doherty, of the Court of Session in Edinburgh, Scotland's highest court, revealed this morning that prorogation is lawful.
For more on the background of the legal battle over prorogation: https://t.co/JzSVIstacI
— Telegraph Politics (@TelePolitics) September 4, 2019
BREAKING – Court in Scotland hears that Johnson's government was discussing prorogation as early as 15th of August which makes a mockery of the subsequent denials made by Johnson and ministers. pic.twitter.com/1YsCkoqZuO
— Brexitshambles (@brexit_sham) September 3, 2019
BREAKING: Boris Johnson’s planned prorogation of Parliament is lawful, a judge at the highest court in Scotland has found. pic.twitter.com/olijVp2Ge0
— talkRADIO (@talkRADIO) September 4, 2019
1/3 There seems to be a lot of misunderstanding about the prorogation case in Edinburgh’s Court of Session, Scotland’s highest civil court. The case hasn’t been “rejected” or “thrown out” or “dismissed”. Nor is it a victory for those bringing the action, known as the petitioners.
— James Cook (@BBCJamesCook) August 30, 2019
Another route is being taken by a group of politicians who've asked a court in Scotland to intervene.
The challenge had initially been scheduled for Friday week, but they are now seeking an interim order to prevent prorogation until that date. https://t.co/Zg8aiojbII
— TheJournal.ie (@thejournal_ie) August 28, 2019
"My advice to the prime minister is don't go up to Scotland, you're liable to face a citizen's arrest."
— Aubrey Allegretti (@breeallegretti) September 11, 2019
Boris Johnson's pie in the sky bridge between Scotland and Northern Ireland is nothing but a crude bit of propaganda to divert attention away from his even crazier no deal Brexit plan, and the implications for Northern Ireland.https://t.co/7EggNQUAOS
— Stephen Barlow (@SteB777) September 15, 2019
"Once [the DUP] accepts that Northern Ireland can diverge from GB regulations in areas A and B, it becomes harder to make the argument that it would be a constitutional outrage to diverge from GB in areas C, D, E and scores of other areas."https://t.co/REwRcgkmYw
— David Phinnemore (@DPhinnemore) September 15, 2019
Businesses that move goods from the Republic into Northern Ireland will have to pay import VAT from Nov 1st if there's a No Deal Brexit.
– goods moved for 'commercial reasons' are exempt; there's no way to check which is which
– the system to report for VAT doesn't exist yet pic.twitter.com/zJ6R4N1U0q
— Naomi O'Leary (@NaomiOhReally) September 11, 2019
"The DUP do not speak for majority in NI who oppose a No Deal Brexit.
The DUP don't speak for me and they don't speak for Northern Ireland." – @naomi_long
— Alliance Party in Europe (@AlliancePartyEU) September 14, 2019
The Boris bravado has disappeared in Dublin, saying No Deal would be a “failure of statecraft”.
He is now going all out for Mrs May’s “deal”, with Northern Ireland to be hived off from the rest of the UK.
A clean break Brexit is the only way forward.
— Nigel Farage (@Nigel_Farage) September 9, 2019
Deal or no deal, Brexit poses serious human rights concerns. These include a potential shortage of access to food & medicine, as well as concerns over future of EU citizens in the UK, right to immigration & asylum, & the future of the Good Friday Agreement in Northern Ireland.
— Amnesty International (@amnesty) September 9, 2019
"I cannot believe we are having, frankly the criminal carelessness to think that we would tear up the Good Friday Agreement." @CarolineLucas explains how destructive a No Deal Brexit would be for the country, especially for Northern Ireland.https://t.co/LXL9ORGvS4 pic.twitter.com/O2rNziZQfy
— People's Vote UK (@peoplesvote_uk) September 7, 2019
We will stop Boris Johnson recklessly crashing us out of the EU without a deal. Labour won’t let the Tory party cause enormous damage to jobs, our NHS, living standards and security or put peace in Northern Ireland at risk with a No Deal Brexit. pic.twitter.com/B2F0gfRX3J
— The Labour Party (@UKLabour) September 7, 2019
Tonight’s vote is a vital step in preventing a disastrous no deal Brexit. Labour is leading the fight against Boris Johnson's reckless Tory government. We won’t let him cause enormous damage to jobs, living standards, our NHS, security or put peace in Northern Ireland at risk. pic.twitter.com/Q7VWa7edBL
— The Labour Party (@UKLabour) September 3, 2019
“Whichever Brexit outcome he pursues, whether it’s a disastrous No Deal or this fantasyland wishlist, Boris Johnson clearly has no qualms about putting jobs, rights, prosperity or peace in Northern Ireland at risk.” – @tony4rochdale https://t.co/VRyqIIVFr1
— Labour Press Team (@labourpress) August 19, 2019
A no deal Brexit would be fatal for our trade & would exacerbate the problem on the border between Northern Ireland & Ireland – @thomasbrake.
As the biggest party fighting to remain in the EU, we have a real opportunity to #StopBrexit, join us > https://t.co/xOHtAN8CQ2 pic.twitter.com/Hdum4yy02j
— Liberal Democrats (@LibDems) August 20, 2019
Utterly appalling that the DUP are giving cover to this constitutional coup and further erosion of the institutions of the UK in the name of Brexit, plus their further indulgence of a reckless no deal outcome that will bring havoc to Northern Ireland. https://t.co/2Ay6VAqpD1
— Stephen Farry (@StephenFarryMLA) August 28, 2019
Great to meet @StephenFarryMLA this morning on the Northern Ireland border – UK govt needs to start taking seriously how damaging a no deal Brexit will be to communities here. #StopBrexit pic.twitter.com/iSJrK9rO42
— Jo Swinson (@joswinson) August 12, 2019
The nation which will suffer most from a No Deal Brexit is the Republic of Ireland with (1) loss of over 50,000 jobs(2) decline if beef and other exports to UK (3) flight of Irish Shoppers to spend more than £500 million per year in Northern Ireland. EU must help the RoI now!
— Lord John Kilclooney (@KilclooneyJohn) August 6, 2019
This is an excellent explanation on why a hard border must not return between Ireland & Northern Ireland. The threat to peace is real & Boris playing fast & loose with a #NoDealBrexit is reckless. A border down through the Irish Sea also puts Scotland at an economic disadvantage https://t.co/oJkvtTt9Jd
— Chris Law MP (SNP) (@ChrisLawSNP) August 3, 2019
— Chris Davies MEP (@ChrisDaviesLD) August 28, 2019
So @Femi_Sorry met Sammy Wilson who admitted that he does NOT represent the people of Northern Ireland.
The DUP do not represent the views of everyone living here who are terrified about what a no deal Brexit may mean!!
— Our Future Our Choice NI (@OFOCNI) July 31, 2019
“Operation Yellowhammer”: Government’s own Brexit assessment points to chaos in Northern Ireland.
No deal plans “likely to prove unsustainable”.
“Some business will stop trading or relocate”
“growth of the illegitimate economy”
“Disruption to key sectors” pic.twitter.com/VuomDeLFXa
— Resjudicatamyfoot (@Resjudicatamyft) August 18, 2019
Some Brexit thoughts.
At its core the deal negotiated by both sides is a balance between:
– UK red lines (no single market/customs union)
– EU27 mandate (single market integrity)
– joint commitment to no hard border in Northern Ireland
Any credible solution cannot ignore these
— Alberto Nardelli (@AlbertoNardelli) August 13, 2019
Seems like Sept 9th could be a crunch date for preventing a No Deal Brexit. Govt has to report on the issue of Northern Ireland on 4th Sept, with a debate within 5 days. Would provide the 'remain rebel alliance' with an opportunity to try and use amendments etc to stop No Deal.
— Paul Brand (@PaulBrandITV) August 12, 2019
Former Northern Ireland Secretary tells me troubles in Northern Ireland will return with No Deal Brexit https://t.co/r5r3n1N8By
— Michael Crick (@MichaelLCrick) August 11, 2019
There is NO support in Northern Ireland for a ‘no deal’ #Brexit. Joint statement from NI civil society groups calling for it to be ruled out. Includes Ulster farmers – @duponline increasingly isolated.
— Peter Foster (@pmdfoster) August 3, 2019
#Brexit: Northern Ireland business, farming & trade union bodies unite against no deal.
— Darran Marshall (@DarranMarshall) August 2, 2019
Hello. @SkyNews obtains Whitehall document on what immediate aftermath of a No Deal Brexit could look like.
"Law and order challenges" in Northern Ireland.
"X-border agri trade virtually stops". pic.twitter.com/WSatdQKONi
— Richard Chambers (@newschambers) August 1, 2019
— The Irish Post (@theirishpost) September 12, 2019
A no-deal Brexit is likely to drive firms in Northern Ireland out of business, with civil disobedience and road blockages near the Border, an official British government planning document says https://t.co/aqpvzYYnse
— The Irish Times (@IrishTimes) September 12, 2019
— The Irish News (@irish_news) September 10, 2019
— Sen. Neale Richmond (@nealerichmond) August 22, 2019
Boris Johnson is set to defy a new law designed to stop him forcing the U.K. out of the EU with no deal, and is braced for a fight to settle Brexit in the British courts https://t.co/CBLzJ0ogPm
— Bloomberg (@business) September 15, 2019
Boris Johnson is vowing to work for a Brexit deal "while preparing to leave without one" https://t.co/C8nOIPodJn
— Bloomberg (@business) September 10, 2019
No end in sight for Boeing; a possible delay to a trade deal; and another key Brexit vote https://t.co/s8J4muQ3ql
— Bloomberg (@business) March 14, 2019
— Bloomberg (@business) February 22, 2019
Ireland publishes emergency laws to protect sectors from financial services to healthcare if there's no Brexit deal https://t.co/0fIAIHbdhC
— Bloomberg (@business) February 22, 2019
Banks, money managers and other EU-based derivatives traders win formal approval to use British clearinghouses if there's no Brexit deal https://t.co/Axdb7NWwT8
— Bloomberg (@business) February 18, 2019
Britain is the world's third-largest lamb exporter, and farmers will have a lot to sell if there's no Brexit trade deal https://t.co/2aEuNFYN1j
— Bloomberg (@business) February 17, 2019
Ireland couldn't accept the return of border controls even if there were no Brexit deal, PM Leo Varadkar tells Angela Merkel https://t.co/iJUyXKAlCi
— Bloomberg (@business) February 15, 2019
British citizens hoping to work in Switzerland will face immigration quotas if there's no Brexit deal https://t.co/BFc9CsXMVY
— Bloomberg (@business) February 13, 2019
Where's the Brexit drama going, what does "no deal" mean, and can the whole thing be called off? Here's a quick recap https://t.co/T2KgxnwyjP
— Bloomberg (@business) January 27, 2019
Airbus says it might be forced to abandon Britain if there's no Brexit deal https://t.co/c3ycQ5F0up
— Bloomberg (@business) January 27, 2019
The EU said it was horrified by the the defeat of the Brexit deal but said there was no option to renegotiate https://t.co/5YHFNDNGzk
— Bloomberg (@business) January 16, 2019
The EU said it was horrified by the the defeat of the Brexit deal but said there was no option to renegotiate https://t.co/TTBA673dce
— Bloomberg (@business) January 15, 2019
Brexit Big Short: How Pollsters Helped Hedge Funds Beat the Crash – Bloomberg. An article from 2018 resurfaced by the excellent @carolecadwalla. Read this and think about what is going to happen if we get to Oct 31st with No Deal. https://t.co/e7uyIs8mzH
— Mike Butcher #RegisterToVote (@mikebutcher) September 13, 2019
The elephant in the ‘no deal Brexit’ room. WTO Warns U.K. Faces Difficult Shift to Bloc's Rules Post-Brexit – Bloomberg. https://t.co/BtrPYogPcY
— Spencer Gibson (@Spanading) December 18, 2018
Discussed legal challenge to UK Parliament's suspension on @BBCAmerica, with conflicting verdicts from English & Scottish courts. Things to watch: Supreme Court's decision next Tues, if #Brexit deal revised to Northern Ireland-only backstop, & eventual fall elections. pic.twitter.com/ymEF7mPFd8
— Amanda Sloat (@A_Sloat) September 12, 2019