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Parliament to remain suspended until Supreme Court rules next week

by LLB Reporter
11th Sep 19 4:43 pm

On Wednesday the Inner Court in Edinburgh ruled that the proroguing of parliament was “unlawful.”

The three judges of the Inner House, of the Court of Session concluded that the suspension by the prime minister was done with “the purpose of stymying parliament,” and the prorogation was therefore “null and of no effect.”

The government will be appealing the ruling at the UK’s Supreme Court and said that they are “disappointed” by the decision.

A source has said that parliament will not reopen until the government has their appeal heard at the Supreme Court next week.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said, “It is a landmark ruling when a court, this time in Scotland, rules that it is unlawful to prorogue parliament. The issue will now go to the Supreme Court next week.

“We did everything we could to prevent the prorogation of parliament. That is actually shutting down parliament which is what the prime minister has done in order to prevent questioning and debate right through to the middle of October.

“Whatever happens next week we will continue to press for parliament to be recalled so that we can question the PM as to why he seems, still, unable to give an undertaking that he will abide by the European law that we passed last week requiring him to seek an extension if necessary to prevent a no-deal crash out from the European Union at the end of October.

“These are interesting times when courts rule in favour of democracy against a prime minister who wants to shut down our democracy.”

 

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