Brexit: Top judges reject legal challenge over plan to suspend Parliament

A legal challenge brought over Prime Minister Boris Johnson's decision to suspend Parliament for five weeks has been rejected by leading judges at the High Court in London.

Gina Miller arrives at the Royal Courts of Justice. Picture: AFP
Gina Miller arrives at the Royal Courts of Justice. Picture: AFP

Rejecting Mrs Miller's case, Lord Justice Burnett said: "We have concluded that, whilst we should grant permission to apply for judicial review, the claim must be dismissed."

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Gina Miller arrives at the Royal Courts of Justice. Picture: AFP

Lord Chief Justice Lord Burnett and two other judges at the High Court in London had been urged to find that Mr Johnson's August 28 advice to the Queen to prorogue Parliament for an "exceptional" length of time was an "unlawful abuse of power".

The judges granted permission for the case to go the Supreme Court for an appeal, which will be heard on September 17.