A New Legal Challenge to EU Withdrawal

The papers are reporting that Best For Britain has mounted a legal challenge to force the Government to concede that a second EU referendum is legally necessary.

The claim is based on the argument that the 2011 European Union Act guarantees a new referendum if the Government seeks to remain part of EU bodies such as the European Medicines Agency.

The Government counter-arguments is that the EU Withdrawal Bill revokes the 2011 European Union Act.

The Best For Britain argument is that the EU Withdrawal Bill is just that, a Bill - and not law and that the UK is negotiating with the EU under existing British law - hence the trigger for a second referendum.

It sounds weak, but who knows - maybe it will be the hole in the dam that upsets things.

Who is Best For Britain
I see that the CEO of Best For Britain (Eloise Todd) writes for the Guardian. I don't know anything about the Board members. The registrar is Giles Norris and there is a DDG search that refers to an article he wrote on their site - but it doesn't link.

A New Legal Challenge to EU Withdrawal
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