Gina Miller Considering New Brexit Lawsuit Over Parliament Vote
Gina Miller, who brought the lawsuit that forced U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May to get parliamentary approval for her Brexit plans, is considering another legal challenge.
The investment manager said that she is considering filing a new case if Parliament isn’t given a full vote on the final deal for the U.K. to leave the European Union. Her initial lawsuit forced May to introduce a bill to gain the authority to trigger Brexit. That draft law is currently going through the upper, unelected House of Lords.
“If the government includes the amendment to give Parliament a meaningful vote in 18 months time, before handing to the EU Commission, there will be no need for further legal action,” Miller said in an email Thursday. “But if the government tries to invoke the Henry VIII powers to prevent full scrutiny, that is another matter. Parliament is the sole, supreme legislative authority to create, repeal or amend our laws.” Full Story