Judge Dismisses Prorogue Block



OPPONENTS of Prime Minister Boris Johnson's move to prorogue parliament in the final weeks before Brexit lost the first of several legal bids to stop him this morning.

Scottish judge Raymond Doherty rejected the request for a temporary injunction pending a full hearing in the case on September 6. "I'm not satisfied that there's a need for an interim suspension or an interim interdict to be granted at this stage," Doherty said in his ruling.

A group of 75 parliamentarians were seeking an interim interdict at the Court of Session in Scotland.

A full hearing is now to be heard next Tuesday, rather than Friday, thus sparking speculation that the Prorogue could be extended.