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U.K. Lawmakers Plan Scottish Suit to Block Parliament Suspension

  • Politicians including new Liberal Democrat leader plan lawsuit
  • Lawyer says case could bind the country’s next prime minister
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Ian Bremmer Says No Deal Brexit is Most Likely Outcome

A group of U.K. lawmakers is planning a Scottish court battle to stop a future prime minister from suspending Parliament in order to force through a no-deal Brexit.

The lawmakers -- Liberal Democrat leader Jo Swinson, and Joanna Cherry from the Scottish National Party -- want the court to say it wouldn’t be lawful for a prime minister to ask the Queen to suspend Parliament. Swinson was elected to lead the party on Monday.