Following today’s court ruling denying permission to proceed, those behind the UK in EU Challenge are working through the judgement and considering an appeal.
Mr Justice Ouseley today [Monday 10th December] ruled against the case of Susan Wilson and Others versus the Prime Minister, having deferred his judgement at Friday’s Oral Hearing in the Royal Courts of Justice.
QC Jessica Simor had argued in court that the case was of grave constitutional importance and that the public needed to have faith in the rule of law and democracy.
Simor said established Vote Leave illegalities meant the electorate could no longer be expected to respect the result and highlighted Theresa May’s repeated refusals to take any cognisance of the illegalities as “irrational”.
Her colleague Patrick Green QC added that “this was not the referendum that Parliament specified when the statutory spending limits were breached.”