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A judge at Scotland’s highest civil court is considering a legal bid to stop the UK government from passing its proposed EU withdrawal agreement.

Anti-Brexit campaigners believe the deal contravenes legislation preventing Northern Ireland from forming part of a separate customs territory.

The UK government said the court should not stop the matter coming before Parliament.

MPs are due to debate the agreement at a special Commons sitting on Saturday.

Lord Pentland, who heard the legal arguments on Friday morning, said he hoped to deliver his decision by 17:00.

The petition was lodged at the Outer House of the Court of Session in Edinburgh on Thursday by campaigner Jo Maugham QC. Read more

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