August 30, 2019 / 9:38 AM / 18 days ago

Campaigner Miller's court attempt to stop UK parliament suspension to be heard Sept. 5

LONDON, Aug 30 (Reuters) - Legal campaigner Gina Miller’s attempt to block Prime Minister Boris Johnson from suspending Britain’s parliament for more than a month before Brexit will be heard by a court on Sept. 5.

Former Prime Minister John Major has also applied to be part of the case.

“Court hearing re @BorisJohnson proroguing Parliament will be heard next Thursday 5th September. I will be adjoined by Sir John Major,” Miller tweeted.

Miller successfully challenged the government in 2017 over its authority to leave the EU without a vote in parliament. (Reporting by Costas Pitas; editing by Kate Holton)

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