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David Lidington, the Cabinet Office minister, told the Today programme this morning that the government is still not certain whether any Windrush-era citizens in the UK have been wrongly deported, my colleagues Peter Walker and Amelia Gentleman report.
The UK Government is to challenge Brexit legislation passed by the Scottish and Welsh devolved administrations, the Press Association reports. Bills passed in the Scottish parliament and Welsh assembly last month have been referred to the supreme court.
The decision has been taken by the attorney general and the advocate general for Scotland, the government’s senior law officers. The court is being asked to rule on whether the legislation is constitutional and within the powers of the devolved legislatures.
Jeremy Wright, the attorney general, said:
This legislation risks creating serious legal uncertainty for individuals and businesses as we leave the EU. This reference is a protective measure which we are taking in the public interest. The government very much hopes this issue will be resolved without the need to continue with this litigation.