UK to challenge Scotland’s Brexit bill in Supreme Court

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The UK Government will launch an unprecedented legal challenge against Scotland’s emergency Brexit legislation early next week in the country’s highest court.

  • Chris Green
  • The Scotsman

The Attorney General and the Advocate General are expected to lodge a formal application over the legality of the Continuity Bill at the Supreme Court on Monday or Tuesday.

EU & Scots flags 1a Getty ImagesThe legislation, which is designed to plug any gaps in Scottish laws on the day of Brexit, was passed by MSPs at the Scottish Parliament last month as talks between the two governments stalled.

Ministers pushed ahead with the Bill against the advice of Presiding Officer Ken Macintosh, who said he believed the…

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