Lord Pannick sums up case against government
Lord Pannick QC, who represents Gina Miller, is summing up the case against the government now.
He says the government has not explained why it needed a five-week prorogation.
He says the effect of the prorogation has been to shut down scrutiny of the government by parliament, particularly by select committees.
He refers to what Boris Johnson said in a note disclosed to court about the September sitting just being a “rigmarole … to show the public that MPs were earning their crust”.
He says Keen said a few minutes ago that the court should look at the government documents with an open mind. Pannick says he is asking them to do no more than that, and to think about what it means.
In September bills were still going through parliament – including a courts bill that Lord Keen himself had been working on, Pannick says.