A staunch remainer, his idea was to secure a High Court reference to the European Court of Justice (ECJ) clarifying whether the UK's decision to leave the European Union was irrevocable.
Once triggered, could Article 50 be reversed?
As nobody has a definitive answer to this point of European law, it was, and still is, a very reasonable question. Furthermore, a positive reply from the ECJ would have offered a comfort blanket to the British public...
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