Brexit Live: Court cases in Scotland while Brexit plan leaves EU leaders 'unconvinced'

4 October 2019, 07:44

Scotland's highest court will hear a Brexit case later today
Scotland's highest court will hear a Brexit case later today. Picture: PA
EJ Ward

By EJ Ward

While a court in Scotland will hear an Article 50 related court case, Boris Johnson's Brexit plans have received another blow after EU leaders were left "unconvinced."

Scotland's highest civil court is to hear arguments over whether the Prime Minister can be forced to extend Article 50.

The legal action - led by businessman Vince Dale, SNP MP Joanna Cherry QC and Jolyon Maugham QC - will ask the Court of Session to require Boris Johnson to seek an extension to avoid leaving the EU without a deal.

It could also later see a court official being given the power to sign the letter if the Prime Minister refuses to do so.

Meanwhile, Boris Johnson's proposals for a new Brexit deal have been rejected by the Irish government and left EU leaders "unconvinced."

The plan, unveiled at the Tory party conference, would keep Northern Ireland in the EU single market for goods but see it leave the customs union.

What happens to the border between Northern Ireland and Ireland remains a central sticking point.

Follow our Brexit live blog for the latest developments.

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