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Lawyer who masterminded Supreme Court humiliation helped draft the wrecking amendment


Added 10-20-19 04:36:02am EST - “Ten former Tory rebels derailed the crucial Commons vote, dubbed 'Super Saturday', helped by Lord Pannick QC - who has led the charge against the PM in the Supreme Court.” - Dailymail.co.uk

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Dailymail.co.uk: “Lawyer masterminded Supreme Court humiliation helped draft amendment”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Remainer ringleader Sir Oliver Letwin was aided by a top anti-Brexit lawyer in his successful bid to sabotage Boris Johnson’s triumphant Brussels deal yesterday.

Ten former Tory rebels derailed the crucial Commons vote, dubbed ‘Super Saturday’, helped by Lord Pannick QC – who has led the charge against the Prime Minister in the Supreme Court – sparking a bitter war of words in Westminster.

Suspended former Cabinet Ministers including Philip Hammond, David Gauke and Amber Rudd backed Sir Oliver’s amendment, which Lord Pannick helped write, designed to force Mr Johnson to seek a Brexit extension last night. 

MPs voted 322 to 306 in favour of the amendment, withholding approval of the Brexit deal until legislation to implement it is enshrined in law, to the delight of Remainers and cheering protesters outside Parliament.

Sir Oliver said it was an ‘insurance policy’ intended to ensure the UK cannot ‘crash out’ of the EU on October 31 with no deal, but one Minister said: ‘Oliver can no longer pretend he’s not trying to wreck leaving.’

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