The People’s Challenge apply for government’s article 50 argument to be made public


The “People’s Challenge” parties in the forthcoming judicial review to decide if parliament or the cabinet has the constitutional authority to trigger Brexit have applied to the court to object to government secrecy over the case. They say that an order intended to protect individuals involved in the case from being subjected to harassment is being misinterpreted so as to prevent the government’s arguments from being open to public discussion in the normal way, and that this is unacceptable on an issue of such wide public interest. Grahame Pigney and others are bringing the challenge with the help of crowdfunding sourced through CrowdJustice and are represented by Bindmans and a team of barristers lead by Helen Mountfield QC. Please click here for the skeleton argument. For coverage from the Guardian, please click here.