Scottish judge rejects attempt to get ruling on UK stopping Brexit

Lord Boyd dismisses question of whether article 50 can be revoked as ‘academic’

A Scottish judge has rejected an attempt by a cross-party group of parliamentarians to get the European court of justice (ECJ) to rule on whether the UK can unilaterally cancel Brexit.

Lord Boyd, sitting in the court of session, said the question of whether article 50 could be unilaterally revoked was “hypothetical and academic”, and criticised the applicants for taking their action.

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