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PM boost as Belfast High Court dismisses no-deal challenge

by LLB Reporter
12th Sep 19 12:34 pm

The British prime minister has received a boost on Thursday as a judge in Belfast, Northern Ireland has dismissed a case that the governments Brexit strategy would damage the peace process.

The Good Friday Agreement was signed on 10 April 1998, which helped Ireland and Northern Ireland with better cross border co-operation.

The case brought against the government argued that a no-deal Brexit will undermine the Good Friday Agreement.

At Belfast’s High Court, Lord Justice Bernard McCloskey ruled against the case and said, the case has “inherently and unmistakably political to be beyond plausible dispute.”

The judge said in a written ruling, “I consider the characterisation of the subject matter of these proceedings as inherently and unmistakably political to be beyond plausible dispute.

“Virtually all of the assembled evidence belongs to the world of politics, both national and supra-national.

“Within the world of politics the well-recognised phenomena of claim and counterclaim, assertion and counter-assertion, allegation and denial, blow and counter-blow, alteration and modification of government policy, public statements, unpublished deliberations, posturing, strategy and tactics are the very essence of what is both countenanced and permitted in a democratic society.”

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