Expat pro-EU remain group considering appeal against High Court Brexit referendum case dismissal

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A COSTA BLANCA-based group of British expatriates campaigning to remain in the EU have said they are considering appealing against High Court ruling on the legality of the Brexit referendum.

Bremain in Spain, part of the UK in EU group, said it would appeal against the dismissal of their court appeal for judicial review after the judge called it “hopeless”.

Mr Justice Ouseley presided over the hearings which were launched after Britain’s Electoral Commission ruled the Vote Leave organisation had broken campaign spending laws.

Susan Wilson, lead claimant in the case and head of Bremain in Spain, said she was disappointed with the ruling.

“The government has aggressively countered our claims and has shown a blatant disregard for democratic values,” Wilson said.

Jessica Simor QC, acting for UK in EU, told the court the case of Vote Leave’s wrongdoing was of “grave” constitutional importance.

Mr Justice Ouseley said the referendum result and British Prime Minister Theresa May’s notification of leaving the EU under Article 50 were legal.

“I consider that, on its merit, this case had such severe problems that it should never have been brought,” the justice said.

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