Anti-Brexit campaign launches legal action
Published 14/10/2016 | 02:30
A wealthy City investor and anti-Brexit campaigner has been accused by the UK's Attorney General of attempting to subvert the democratic will of the British people.
Jeremy Wright said a legal move launched yesterday by Gina Miller to stop the Prime Minister triggering Article 50 would be a "backdoor" attempt to bypass the Brexit vote.
Remain supporters have launched a court action against Theresa May to prevent her using executive powers under the royal prerogative to start the process of leaving the European Union.
In what has been described as one of the most important constitutional cases in generations, Ms Miller and her fellow anti-Brexit campaigners argue that the prime minister has no power to trigger Article 50 without the prior authorisation of Parliament. The case is being brought by a group calling itself People's Challenge, which has raised more than £160,000 to fund its legal costs since it was launched in the wake of the referendum.