Justice: Asks about difference between dissolution & prorogation. 7/
Mure not covering the attempts to get vote for GE prior to prorogation. 8/
Mure finishes. NI QC up next. 12/
Poor microphone control. 13/
Lavery: Court should intervene. Parliament has little/no remedy once prorogued. Nature of prorogation to start new Parliament should be mundane. But if improper motive, e.g. to pave way for #NoDeal & avoid scrutiny, Court should judge. 16/
Justice: You've lost me.
Lavery: Important preventing hard border. If prorogation done to stymie Parliament, it's relevant.
Justice: If Parl prorogued, all NI safeguards lost?
Lavery: Yes. 19/
Can't help thinking he's damaged his client's case massively. 21/
Justices: This doesn't come under the ambit of this hearing. The question is whether the decision to prorogue was unlawful. Accept particular issues related to NI. Anything else? 23/
Fordham: "We've pinned the Govt down. Govt denies that inconsistency with constitutional principles/values grounds for judicial review (JR). We say inconsistency etc. is grounds for JR." 27/
"Looking to see if legitimate aim, action justified as reasonably necessary by legitimate objective. Applying rule of law as constitutional principle, Court secures scope as to how that applies. This prorogation justiciable." 29/
Really poor microphone control. Struggling to hear him over the rustling of bundles. 34/