Bypassing parliament on no-deal Brexit would be unlawful, says campaigner

LONDON (Reuters) – Legal campaigner Gina Miller said on Sunday any attempt to suspend Britain’s parliament in order to push through a no-deal Brexit would be unlawful, announcing her intention to challenge such a move in court if necessary.

FILE PHOTO: Anti-Brexit campaigner Gina Miller addresses the audience at the Liberal Democrats Conference in Brighton, Britain, September 17, 2018. REUTERS/Hannah McKay/File Photo

Boris Johnson, the frontrunner to become Britain’s next prime minister, has refused to rule out suspending parliament to deliver on his promise that Britain will leave the European Union on Oct. 31 with or without an exit deal.

Parliament has on several occasions voted against a no-deal Brexit, meaning that unless Johnson could secure a new exit agreement with the EU and get it approved by lawmakers, he may have to resort to suspending the legislature.

That prospect has angered fellow lawmakers and campaigners who say parliament should not be bypassed.

Miller, who is best known for successfully taking the government to the Supreme Court to challenge its authority to leave the EU without a vote in parliament, said she had reassembled the same legal team for a fresh challenge.

“We are rea


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