UK in Strasbourg
Sam Hallam and Victor Nealon, who both served long sentences before their convictions were overturned, have taken their fight for compensation to the European Court of Human Rights.
UK & other courts
According to Campaign Against Arms Trade, the Government has applied for a stay of last month’s judgment that British arms sales to Saudi Arabia are unlawful pending an appeal.
UK’s post-Brexit relationship with the EU
Boris Johnson has promised to get the UK ‘match fit’ to leave the EU without a deal if he becomes Prime Minister – as MPs prepared a fresh attempt to thwart his plans. He has insisted he is ‘not bluffing’ about a no deal Brexit amid warnings from two Cabinet ministers – Philip Hammond and Scottish Secretary David Mundell – that pursuing such a course would crash the pound and threaten the union.
John McDonnell has piled pressure on Jeremy Corbyn for Labour to back Remain in a second referendum ‘sooner rather than later’.
Jeremy Hunt has stated that he will not let close ally Amber Rudd join his Cabinet if she refuses to sign up to plans for a no-deal Brexit.
Whitehall’s top mandarins are infuriated at the way they are coming under increasing attack by some politicians and sections of the media amid the heated political climate unleashed by Brexit.
Former prime minister Sir John Major has told the BBC he would seek a judicial review in the courts if the new prime minister tried to suspend Parliament to deliver a no-deal Brexit.