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Key parties arrive as protesters rally at Supreme Court

Gina Miller, who brought the case against the Government, arrived for the first day of the hearing. Credit: PA

Leading parties on both sides of the Government's Brexit appeal case have arrived at the Supreme Court in London for the first day's hearing.

Attorney General Jeremy Wright will represent the Government opposite crossbench peer Lord Pannick, who represents Ms Miller. Credit: PA

The Government is appealing against a High Court ruling that the Prime Minister must seek MPs' approval to trigger the process of taking Britain out of the European Union.

Pro-Remain supporters led a protest outside the Supreme Court against the Government's attempt to overturn the High Court ruling. Credit: PA


Government giving 'no coherent answers' on Brexit

Credit: Peston on Sunday

The Scottish Nationalist Party's Mhairi Black has accused the government of showing an "incredible lack of leadership" over Brexit and offering "no coherent details" over their their plans.

She said that the devolved administrations of Scotland and Wales had been treated in an "appalling" manner.

"We are no further forward in understanding what Brexit actually means, we are having no coherent or reasonable responses to the fact tat Scotland voted to remain within the EU," she told Peston on Sunday.

The government can't seem to answer very, very simple questions about access to the single market and things like that.


Surge in post-Brexit vote hate crimes has 'fallen off'

Amber Rudd said a surge in hate crimes in July appeared to be a brief spike Credit: PA

A surge in racist hate crimes immediately after the EU referendum has "fallen off" in the following months, the Home Secretary has said.

Amber Rudd told MPs that a 41% rise in reported religious and racist abuse in July appeared to have been a brief spike.

In response to questions from Labour's Maria Eagle, she said: "I can give some reassurance to her that that unpleasant, unwelcome spike ... of hate crime has now fallen off."

Figures previously released by the Home Office show the number of hate crimes fell from July to August, but remained higher than before the referendum.

No UK-US trade deal 'until Britain's EU relationship clearer'

Michael Froman met with Liam Fox on Monday Credit: Reuters

America will not negotiate a new trade deal with Britain until the UK's future relationship with the European Union becomes clearer.

US Trade Representative Michael Froman said on Monday that the two countries cannot launch negotiations on bilateral trade and investment deals until more is known about any newly-shaped agreement between Britain and Europe.

Speaking to British counterpart Liam Fox, Mr Froman said the "United States will be prepared to engage in conversations with the United Kingdom about how to develop our trade and investment relationship in the best way at the appropriate time".

Last week, Prime Minister Theresa May told German Chancellor Angela Merkel that the UK would not rush its exit from the EU.

Britain voted in a referendum to leave the European bloc over a month ago.

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