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Johnson's decision to temporary suspend parliament “unlawful”, rules Scotland's highest court

Thursday, September 12th 2019 - 11:41 UTC
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Parliament was prorogued, or suspended, until Oct 14, a move opponents argued was designed to thwart their attempts to scrutinize the PM's Brexit plans Parliament was prorogued, or suspended, until Oct 14, a move opponents argued was designed to thwart their attempts to scrutinize the PM's Brexit plans

Scotland's highest court of appeal ruled on Wednesday that British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's decision to suspend parliament for five weeks is unlawful, the lawmaker who led the challenge said.

Parliament was prorogued, or suspended, on Monday until Oct 14, a move opponents argued was designed to thwart their attempts to scrutinize his plans for leaving the European Union and allow him to push through a no-deal Brexit.

“We are calling for parliament to be recalled immediately,” Scottish National Party lawmaker Joanna Cherry told Sky News after the verdict by Scotland's Inner Court of Session.

On Friday, London's High Court rejected a similar challenge by campaigners and that case is due to be heard on Sep 17 at the Supreme Court, the highest judicial body in the United Kingdom.

Jo Maugham, a lawyer involved in the Scottish case, said an appeal to the Supreme Court in their challenge would begin on Tuesday.

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    Way to go..., Scots...

    BoJo should be preemtively detained and safekept under the whole prorogation period at Fotheringhay Castle... ;-)

    Sep 12th, 2019 - 12:48 pm 0
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