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Raymond McCord's Brexit legal challenge dismissed by Belfast High Court judge | Belfast Telegraph |

One of the applicants was high-profile victims' campaigner Raymond McCord, whose son was murdered by loyalist paramilitaries in 1997.

In his written judgment, the judge said: "I consider the characterisation of the subject matter of these proceedings as inherently and unmistakably political to be beyond plausible dispute.

"Virtually all of the assembled evidence belongs to the world of politics, both national and supra-national.

"Within the world of politics the well-recognised phenomena of claim and counterclaim, assertion and counter-assertion, allegation and denial, blow and counter-blow, alteration and modification of government policy, public statements, unpublished deliberations, posturing, strategy and tactics are the very essence of what is both countenanced and permitted in a democratic society."

Lord Justice Bernard McCloskey said he considered the action was "doomed to failure".  

by Oui on Thu Sep 12th, 2019 at 05:28:08 PM EST

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