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Interview: Lord Dyson—what happens if Johnson defies Brexit extension law?

A former Supreme Court justice says if the PM breaches an injunction he could be sent to prison

By Alex Dean  

Lord Dyson was Master of the Rolls 2012-2016. Photo: Yui Mok/PA Archive/PA Images

The prime minister is behaving in a way that was previously inconceivable. Boris Johnson’s decision to prorogue parliament was struck down by the highest court in the land and several further legal challenges are in the works. There is now fear he will attempt to wriggle out of legislation to prevent no deal, prompting further appeals to the courts.

How alarmed should we be? And what might be the role of the courts in the coming…

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