A British businesswoman who wants to stop Brexit has challenged the power of the UK government to wield its ‘royal prerogative’ powers, pitting parliament against the Crown in the latest skirmish in a centuries-old battle. Legal experts say it is one of the most significant – and consequential – tests of Britain’s constitution in decades. The royal prerogative is a fading relic of the age of kings and queens – these days even a decision to go to war may go to parliament. But the government is determined to defeat what it calls an attempt to find a “back door” out of Brexit. It has accused the woman who brought the case of “seeking to undermine democracy”. Businesswoman Gina Miller, co-founder of investment fund SCM … Next »

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