Tilbrook’s Writ. Shropshire Star reports.

Meanwhile, a former Shropshire Ukip candidate has given his backing to English Democrat leader Robin Tilbrook, who is fighting a court battle to prevent a delay to Brexit.

Mr Tilbrook is arguing that Britain has already left the EU because due process was not followed surrounding the first extension beyond March 29.

Henry Curteis, who was the Ukip candidate for Shrewsbury and Atcham at the 2001 General Election, has contributed to the cost of Mr Tilbrook’s court battle.

Mr Curteis said: “The government knew it would be unable to achieve a new Act Of Parliament to bring a delay in Brexit. This would have been necessary to overwrite The Withdrawal Act of 2017, which took Britain out of the EU on the 29th March 2019.”

He said the resolution the Government brought to ratify the extension used a mechanism that could only be used to specify how laws are applied after Brexit.

Mr Curteis said the Government could not claim to be acting under Royal Prerogative, because the case brought forward by pro-EU campaigner Gina Miller held that EU withdrawal must be effected by Act Of Parliament, and not by the Royal Prerogative.

https://www.shropshirestar.com/news/politics/2019/04/06/delay-better-than-the-pms-deal-paterson/

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