Supreme Court: Suspending Parliament was unlawful, judges rule

Boris Johnson’s decision to suspend Parliament was unlawful, the Supreme Court has ruled.
Mr Johnson suspended – or prorogued – Parliament for five weeks earlier this month, but the court said it was wrong to stop MPs carrying out duties in the run-up to Brexit on 31 October.
Commons Speaker John Bercow confirmed MPs would now return on Wednesday.
Supreme Court president Lady Hale said “the effect on the fundamentals of democracy was extreme.”
A raft of MPs have now called for the prime minister to resign – Downing Street said it was “currently processing the verdict”.
Mr Johnson argued he wanted to carry out the prorogation ahead of a Queen’s Speech so he could outline his government’s new policies. Read More..

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