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Jacob Rees-Mogg accuses Supreme Court of a ‘constitutional coup’

by LLB Reporter
25th Sep 19 10:30 am

The leader of the House of Commons Jacob Rees-Mogg has angrily hit out at the 11 justices of the Supreme Court and accused them of a “constitutional coup,” after they ruled the proroguing of parliament was unlawful.

According to the BBC Rees-Mogg told cabinet during a phone call that the Supreme Court justices were behind the “the most extraordinary overthrowing of the constitution.”

According to the Daily Mail, Rees-Mogg said that the justices had made errors with “some elements of the judgment are factually inaccurate.”

A Downing Street source told the BBC that the Supreme Court had gone too far in extending their reach into “political matters.”

The source said, “We think the Supreme Court is wrong and has made a serious mistake in extending its reach into these political matters.

“The Supreme Court has made it clear that its reasons are connected to the parliamentary disputes over, and timetable for, leaving the EU.

“We think this is a further mistake.”

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