Irish Green Party politicians back Brexit legal challenge

Papers are being lodged within the Excessive Court docket in Dublin on Friday as attorneys take their case to Eire in a bid to hunt a ruling on the problem from the European Court docket of Justice.

Jolyon Maugham QC, director of the Good Regulation Venture, is taking the problem together with Jonathan Bartley, co-leader of the Inexperienced Social gathering of England and Wales, outgoing Stormont Inexperienced MLA Steven Agnew and Keith Taylor, Inexperienced MEP for South-East England.

They hope the case might be heard in March or April, across the time British Prime Minister Theresa Might is planning to set off Article 50 to take Britain out of the European Union.

Mr Maugham stated he respects the referendum final result however has considerations over the long run.

“No-one is aware of what lies across the nook. And it is in our pursuits that now we have the choice of remaining if new proof reveals that leaving is damaging folks’s job safety or rights at work or our capacity to fund the NHS or nationwide safety,” he stated.

Mr Maugham stated that e stablishing that the Article 50 notification might be revoked provides us a free possibility in an unsure world.

He added: “Whether or not to train that possibility is for the voters. However nobody can deny that our nationwide curiosity is served by us having it.”

The case is being paid for with £70,000 (59,400 euro) from crowd-funding together with nearly 1,300 donations of £25 (21 euro) or much less and greater than 1,700 donations of £50 (42 euro) or much less.


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