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Shiny new official Get Ready For Brexit website gone live….

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No deal immigration arrangements for EU citizens arriving after Brexit have been published to gov.uk - the Home Secretary has also issued a written statement outlining decision to provide acesss to a new temporary immigration status.

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Scottish appeal court judges have declared Boris Johnson’s decision to suspend parliament in the run-up to the October Brexit deadline is unlawful.

The three judges, chaired by Lord Carloway, Scotland’s most senior judge, overturned an earlier ruling that the courts did not have the power to interfere in the prime minister’s political decision to prorogue parliament.

Lawyers acting for 75 opposition MPs and peers argued Johnson’s decision to suspend parliament for five weeks was illegal and in breach of the constitution, as it was designed to stifle parliamentary debate and action on Brexit.

The British government will appeal at the UK supreme court against the latest decision, which also contradicts a decision in Johnson’s favour by senior English judges last week.

The supreme court has already scheduled an emergency hearing on both the Scottish and English cases for 17 September, alongside a third challenge brought in the courts in Belfast.

More: https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/sep/11/scottish-judges-rule-boris-johnsons-prorogation-unlawful

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... and here’s the European Union (Withdrawal) (No. 2) Act 2019 for your reading pleasure:

https://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2019/26/enacted

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shawn mach - 11 September 2019 10:58 AM

Scottish appeal court judges have declared Boris Johnson’s decision to suspend parliament in the run-up to the October Brexit deadline is unlawful.l

Further to today’s Court of Session news, the High Court’s judgment in Gina Miller -v- The Prime Minister & Others is also now available online:

https://www.judiciary.uk/judgments/press-statement-gina-miller-v-the-prime-minister-others/

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Yellowhammer:

- availability and choice of food will reduce.

- low income groups will be disproportionately affected by price rises in food and fuel.

- medical supplies will be particularly vulnerable to severe extended delays, and it will not be practical to stockpile to cover expected delays of up to 6 months.

- already fragile social care market would be significantly impacted by increases in inflation which could lead to provider failure.

Operation Yellowhammer: HMG Reasonable Worst Case Planning Assumptions

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According to the Sunday Times journalist Rosamund Urwin:

What’s different about the new Yellowhammer document that the government has just published compared with the one I got hold of last month? The heading. What did the version I had say? BASE SCENARIO Now what does the new one say? HMG Reasonable Worst Case Planning Assumptions

And the redacted paragraph 15 reads:
“15. Facing EU tariffs makes petrol exports to the EU uncompetitive. Industry had plans to mitigate the impact on refinery margins and profitability but UK Government policy to set petrol import tariffs at 0% inadvertently undermines these plans. This leads to significant financial losses and announcement of two refinery closures (and transition to import terminals) and direct job losses (about 2000). Resulting strike action at refineries would lead to disruptions to fuel availability for 1-2 weeks in the regions directly supplied by the refineries.”

https://twitter.com/RosamundUrwin/status/1171864228879372289

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Guidance on social housing and homelessness assistance if there’s no deal has been updated ‘to reflect the no deal immigration arrangements for EU citizens arriving after Brexit’

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The high court in Belfast has dismissed claims that a no-deal Brexit and the imposition of a hard border would damage the Northern Ireland peace process.

Lord Justice Bernard McCloskey said the applications were a matter of politics and that was not an area in which courts should intervene.

His decision follows the reasoning of the high court in London, which concluded that Boris Johnson’s advice to the Queen to prorogue parliament for five weeks was lawful. By contrast the Scottish appeal court on Wednesday ruled that Johnson acted illegally in proroguing parliament in order to stifle debate in the Commons.

.... Northern Ireland’s appeal court will hear appeals against the decision on Friday. The Northern Ireland cases will eventually reach the supreme court in London next week when claims from London, Edinburgh and Belfast will be joined together in a three day hearing.

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/sep/12/northern-irish-court-dismisses-case-against-no-deal-brexit

The new judgment is at: https://judiciaryni.uk/judicial-decisions/2019-niqb-78

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The Supreme Court starts to hear the Brexit-related judicial review cases at 10.30 this morning - here’s the Court’s information about the hearing including the written cases of the parties and a link to the live stream -

https://www.supremecourt.uk/brexit/index.html

 

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Judgment to be handed down tomorrow at 10.30 - https://twitter.com/UKSupremeCourt/status/1176106921180508161

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BOOM ....

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Prorogue was unlawful, unanimous verdict (from 11 judges), this is pretty big.

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Presumably, if “prorogation was also void and of no effect. Parliament has not been prorogued”, then the Domestic Abuse Bill and other Bills that we thought had failed to complete their passage through Parliament in time are now back?

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shawn mach - 24 September 2019 11:14 AM

Presumably, if “prorogation was also void and of no effect. Parliament has not been prorogued”, then the Domestic Abuse Bill and other Bills that we thought had failed to complete their passage through Parliament in time are now back?

I think that must necessarily be true.

It will also have consequences, I would have thought, for select committees who were in the middle of inquiries and possibly to some of the written questions which were not answered in view of prorogation.

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Jess Phillips is on it ...

I will make my way to Parliament and get there by this evening and I will start to table questions on the Domestic Abuse Bill.

https://twitter.com/jessphillips/status/1176444168631136256

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Maybe Boris and Lord Snooty will appeal to the ECJ?

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House of Commons has tweeted that -

Following the Supreme Court’s judgment, the 2017-19 parliamentary session will resume on Wednesday 25 September.
The House of Commons will sit at 11.30am. There will be no #PMQs. Ministerial statements, and applications for urgent questions and emergency debates will be allowed.

https://twitter.com/HouseofCommons/status/1176468810456584192

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past caring - 24 September 2019 01:11 PM

Maybe Boris and Lord Snooty will appeal to the ECJ?

I don’t see how.  The ECJ is not an appellate court as such.  And, the decision has nothing to do with EU law

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nevip - 24 September 2019 01:46 PM
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Maybe Boris and Lord Snooty will appeal to the ECJ?

I don’t see how.  The ECJ is not an appellate court as such.  And, the decision has nothing to do with EU law

This seems to be the case, which is quite tragic really, can you imagine Johnson going to Strasbourg to try to change the decision.

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It was a joke - underpinned by the ‘taking back control’’ discourse…...

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Paul_Treloar_AgeUK - 24 September 2019 02:17 PM
nevip - 24 September 2019 01:46 PM
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Maybe Boris and Lord Snooty will appeal to the ECJ?

I don’t see how.  The ECJ is not an appellate court as such.  And, the decision has nothing to do with EU law

This seems to be the case, which is quite tragic really, can you imagine Johnson going to Strasbourg to try to change the decision.

I’m imagining the Attorney General locking someone in a cupboard to prevent further embarrassment

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LAG editorial on the judgment rightly praises Lady Hale as ‘a beacon of kind, calm intelligence’ -

https://www.lag.org.uk/?id=206893

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shawn mach - 24 September 2019 11:14 AM

Presumably, if “prorogation was also void and of no effect. Parliament has not been prorogued”, then the Domestic Abuse Bill and other Bills that we thought had failed to complete their passage through Parliament in time are now back?

https://www.parliament.uk/business/news/2019/september/the-supreme-court-judgment-and-what-this-means-for-parliament/

All live Bills of the 2017 session remain live.

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shawn mach - 07 June 2019 02:03 PM

Apparently, according to the explanatory memorandum to these new regs, that relate to what happens when there is a serious shortage of a health care product ordered on an NHS prescription ....

This instrument does not relate to withdrawal from the European Union.

http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2019/990/made
http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2019/990/memorandum/contents

Now Wales too: National Health Service (Amendments Relating to Serious Shortage Protocols) (Wales) Regulations 2019

(Coming into force ...... wait for it ......  on 31 October 2019)

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Th EU Home Affairs Committe has published a report on Brexit: refugee protection and asylum policy which says that

The most significant implication of UK withdrawal from the EU’s Dublin System (which determines responsibility for asylum applications) would be the loss of a safe, legal route for the reunion of separated refugee families in Europe.

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BBC reports Immigration Minister Brandon Lewis telling German newspaper Die Welt that EU citizens will be subject to deportation if they don’t register with EU Settlement Scheme by the deadline.

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shawn mach - 18 December 2018 11:02 AM

New in Scotland:

Scotland’s Citizens Advice network will provide a new advice service to European citizens in Scotland affected by changes in the immigration rules as a result of Brexit.

Funded by £800,000 over three years by the Scottish Government, Citizens Advice Bureaux will begin increasing capacity to offer advice and support immediately, with a view to the full service being live at the beginning of March 2019.

Citizens Advice Bureaux will advise on rights, entitlements and requirements, many of which are devolved, which are affected by an individual’s immigration status. As an additional support to advisers, a solicitor-led helpline will also be established for difficult and complex cases.

More: https://news.gov.scot/news/information-and-advice-for-eu-citizens

Further funding announced in Scotland to provide advice on settled status to EU citizens - in particular targeting provision for those who are vulnerable or have complex needs.

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Useful looking online tool from the Aire Centre for checking Am I eligible to apply for Settled Status?”

They have assured me that it’s fine for non-OISC advisers to use the tool to assist clients.