Parliament Prorogue Ruled Unlawful

BORIS’ suspension of the UK Parliament is unlawful.

That’s according to Scotland’s highest civil court.

A panel of three judges ruled at the Court of Session in favour of a cross-party group of politicians who were challenging the prime minister's move.

The decision overturns an earlier ruling but will not immediately affect the current suspension of Parliament, which started in the early hours of Tuesday.

This is because no order has been given by the court to cancel the suspension ahead of a full hearing at the Supreme Court which starts on Tuesday of next week.

Downing Street statement said “We are disappointed by today’s decision, and will appeal to the UK Supreme Court. The UK Government needs to bring forward a strong domestic legislative agenda. Proroguing Parliament is the legal and necessary way of delivering this.”

Because we will be in conference season - when the Commons rises anyway - the earliest MPs could be recalled would be Oct 7, a week earlier than currently planned.

The Queen would need to recall Parliament on the advice of the Government for the Commons to return.

Until the Supreme Court hearing happens on Tuesday that is unlikely to happen.

Source close to Boris Johnson said - “It is honestly completely and utterly absurd that British politics is at the point where some of the highest judges in Britain are basically saying that the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, misled the Queen.”

“We shall see what happens on Tuesday with the appeal at the Supreme Court but this is all rather unbelievable.”

Hearing that if UK Parliament is recalled, Boris Johnson could also be found in Contempt of if he refuses to publish Government papers on prorogation as demanded by MPs.

Labour Kier Starmer calls for Boris to recall Parliament this afternoon.