I am very sorry to inform you that the High Court Judge, Naomi Ellenbogen, has refused permission for this Judicial Review to proceed. You will see my views on this from the draft press release below, which has yet to be published (being checked by the legal team).
Importantly, the unequivocal advice from our legal team is that we should make an application to the Court of Appeal and I have given my permission for them to do so. Having come so far, I hope that you agree that we should not give up on this legal challenge until all avenues have been exhausted.
In the meantime please continue to support this legal challenge in order to pay for legal costs.
With best wishes and thanks,