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Fri Aug 30, 2019, 06:08 AM

Former British leader joins bid to derail shuttering of Parliament amid Brexit crisis

Source: Washington Post

LONDON ó Former British Prime Minister John Major on Friday said he would try to join a legal bid to prevent a suspension of Britainís parliament just weeks before Britain is due to crash out of the European Union.

The former Conservative leader announced he would take on his successor, Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who announced the controversial decision to shutter Parliament for over a month in the middle of one of Britainís biggest political crises in generations.

It was an extraordinary intervention by a former leader who remains in Johnsonís Conservative party, akin to a former Republican president mounting a high-profile legal challenge against the decisions of a sitting one. Johnsonís suspending Parliament has triggered a number of legal challenges by those who claim the action is unlawful and unconstitutional.

Major said in a statement that he intended to ask the High Court in London if he could join a legal battle already initiated by the business executive Gina Miller.

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/former-british-leader-joins-bid-to-derail-shuttering-of-parliament-amid-brexit-crisis/2019/08/30/8523495c-ca92-11e9-9615-8f1a32962e04_story.html

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Fri Aug 30, 2019, 10:04 AM

1. Great!! Send Borisssss packing

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