Supreme Court rules that Boris Johnson’s prorogation of Parliament was unlawful.
The UK’s highest court rules against the government.
The Supreme Court gave its historic ruling today over the legality of the five-week suspension of Parliament.
Eleven judges of the Supreme Court were asked to decide whether Johnson’s advice to the Queen to prorogue Parliament was unlawful.
Boris Johnson advised the Queen to prorogue Parliament for five weeks.
Therefore, Parliament was suspended on September 9 until October 14.
Johnson said the five-week suspension was needed to allow the Government to prepare a new legislative agenda in a Queen’s Speech.
By convention, Parliament is usually prorogued during the political party conference season in September anyway.
So, the Government’s prorogation of Parliament added an extra seven working days more than usual.
Nevertheless, legal challenges were brought against the Government.
The Supreme Court heard appeals after separate legal challenges in England and Scotland.
The plaintiffs argued the motive the prorogation was to prevent parliamentary scrutiny of the Government’s handling of Brexit.
Brexit Day is still on schedule for October 31.
The High Court in London had rejected Gina Miller’s challenge, finding that the prorogation was not a matter for the courts.
However, in Scotland, the Inner House of the Court of Session ruled that the prorogation was unlawful.
Former Prime Minister John Major supported Gina Miller’s court case.
Last week, the court’s president Lady Hale remarked: “I must repeat that this case is not about when and on what terms the United Kingdom leaves the European Union.
“The result of this case will not determine that.
“We are solely concerned with the lawfulness of the Prime Minister’s decision to advise Her Majesty to prorogue Parliament on the dates in question.”
Now that Supreme Court has ruled that the prorogation of Parliament was unlawful, it remains to be seen what happens next.
This Supreme Court ruling is a bitter blow to Boris Johnson.
The ruling elite is doing its utmost to stop Brexit.
The Remainers will destroy this country — they must be resisted!
We Brexiteers may have lost some battles in the last few weeks, but we have not yet lost the war!
In response to this ruling, Jeremy Corbyn said that Boris Johnson should consider his position and there should be an election.
Wait a minute!
A general election is the way forward out of this chaos!