In a unanimous 11-0 decision, the UK’s Supreme Court today ruled that Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s supension of parliament was unlawful. Parliament is therefore still in session as Brexit looms and BoJo has to deal with it.
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”.
Breakout star today is Lady Hale, the court’s chief justice, and her House Baenre spider brooch.
“The President must be held accountable. No one is above the law”
— House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, 9-24-2019
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