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O'Neil for the petitioners, "progroation takes the decision on when parliament sits away from parliament, how long is acceptable, 5 weeks? 5 months? 5 years?
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Lord Doherty says Mr O'Neil is "talking very loudly."
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O'Neil says one of the cases cited by the government is a reference to the US constitution, "please stick to our constitution," he asks the defenders.
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Lord Doherty now speaking.
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Rejects immediately report to the higher court.
Petitioners lose first motion.
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Sets date for substantive hearing: Friday 6 September.
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David Welsh, for the petitioners, rises to respond.
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Welsh says he is not convinced the court could settle the case in a fortnight, judge responds "urgent cases have been settled quicker than that."
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Counsel says on the expenses cap: "It seems to be the Government's position that parliamentarians should place their personal assets at risk to perform their public duty."
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Petitioners on their 3rd motion asking for an "accelerated timetable,"whatever the outcome today.
Notes again that after 11 weeks the case becomes "academic."
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Andrew Webster QC rises to respond on behalf of the government.
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He says that he opposes an immediate referral to the higher court, says the duty of this court is to provide a report to the higher court.
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Says case must be expedited as otherwise is will be rendered pointless.
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Says government answer does not meet "the duty of candour," says the government appears to be trying to delay the case.
Judge asks if counsel can think "of a case in the last 50 years" that has been allowed to go straight to the inner house?
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