A group of British MEPs are trying to prevent a court from throwing the UK out of the European Union on the current October 31 deadline for British membership, with the suspension of parliament, without agreement.
The trial began on Monday in the Scottish Supreme Civil Court. MEPs want the court to say that it is illegal and unconstitutional to suspend the parliament to pass on Brexit without agreement. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who has been in office since July 24, has repeatedly refused to rule out this possibility.
The court will hear the parties in September for the case, which has not been approved for the expedited procedure, although the claimants have expressed concern that they might run out of time as the October 31 deadline approaches. More than seventy politicians joined the initiative, including Jo Swinson, leader of the Liberal Democrats campaigning to maintain EU membership and a second Brexit referendum.
The conservative British government, led by Boris Johnson, is firmly of the opinion that the UK will definitely leave the European Union on 31 October, whether or not there will be an agreement with the EU. However, the majority of MPs sitting in the lower house of the British Parliament reject the possibility of a disorganized Brexit.
In this context, there have been speculations that the head of government would be ready to initiate the closure of the parliamentary session with the ruler, so that Members would not prevent an uninvolved exit from the EU.
Others have filed lawsuits to prevent parliamentary work from being suspended. Among them is Gina Miller, a civil activist who runs an investment firm in the City of London who believes such a solution would abuse power and disregard the central element of British constitutionality, parliamentary sovereignty.
The government said Tuesday it is preparing a group of deputies to try to prevent uninvolved Brexit through legislation. The BBC is aware that this is expected during the debate on a report on Northern Ireland in the second week of September and the European Union is expected to wait for further negotiations in the meantime.