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UK NewsGovernment to appeal after parliament's suspension ruled unlawful

13:50  11 september  2019
13:50  11 september  2019 Source:   news.sky.com

Prorogation Unlawful: 'The advice given by the government to Her Majesty the Queen to prorogue parliament was unlawful'

Prorogation Unlawful: 'The advice given by the government to Her Majesty the Queen to prorogue parliament was unlawful' Lord Carloway, Scotland’s most senior judge, has said the advice given by the British government to Queen Elizabeth II concerning the prorogation of parliament was "unlawful".

Boris Johnson’ s suspension of the UK Parliament is unlawful , Scotland’ s highest civil court has ruled . A panel of three judges at the Court of Session found in The decision overturns an earlier ruling from the court, which said last week Mr Johnson had not broken the law. But it will not immediately affect

Scottish appeal court judges have declared Boris Johnson’ s decision to suspend parliament in the run-up to the October Brexit deadline is unlawful . The British government will appeal at the UK supreme court against the latest decision, which also contradicts a decision in Johnson’ s favour by

Boris Johnson's decision to suspend parliament is unlawful, a Scottish court has ruled.

Government to appeal after parliament's suspension ruled unlawful © Getty Boris Johnson's government will appeal the latest ruling

The case was originally dismissed at the Court of Session last week, where Judge Lord Doherty said it was for politicians and not the courts to decide on shutting down the Commons and Lords for five weeks.

But three judges of the Inner House, the supreme civil court in Scotland, disagreed with that ruling today.

The UK government plans to appeal the latest ruling at the Supreme Court - the highest judicial body in the country.

A summary handed down today said: "This was an egregious case of a clear failure to comply with generally accepted standards of behaviour of public authorities."

Boris Johnson 'unlawfully' prorogued parliament - what does it mean and what happens next?

Boris Johnson 'unlawfully' prorogued parliament - what does it mean and what happens next? This is what might happen next now that the highest court in Scotland has ruled the prorogation of parliament by Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, to be "unlawful".

It said the suspension of parliament was therefore " unlawful and is thus null and of no effect". The UK government plans to appeal the latest ruling at the Angry MPs resist parliament ' s suspension . Joanna Cherry QC, an SNP MP behind the legal battle, tweeted on Wednesday: "Huge thanks to all

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’ s suspension of the UK parliament has been judged to be “ unlawful ” at an appeal court in Edinburgh, Scotland.

It added there were two "principal reasons" for Mr Johnson closing parliament - legally known as prorogation.

First to "prevent or impede parliament holding the executive to account and legislating with regard to Brexit".

Government to appeal after parliament's suspension ruled unlawful © Getty An original ruling last week was overturned by three judges of the Inner House

And second to "allow the executive to pursue a policy of a no-deal Brexit without further parliamentary interference".

It said the suspension of parliament was therefore "unlawful and is thus null and of no effect".

A UK government spokesperson said they were "disappointed" at the decision and claimed suspending parliament was "the legal and necessary way" of delivering "a strong domestic legislative agenda".

Boris Johnson's Prorogation Of Parliament Was 'Unlawful', Rule Scottish Judges

Boris Johnson's Prorogation Of Parliament Was 'Unlawful', Rule Scottish Judges Boris Johnson’s prorogation of parliament was “unlawful”, judges at the appeal court in Edinburgh have ruled. The prime minister is now facing demands he recall the Commons. A group of around 70 parliamentarians had appealed against an earlier ruling by a judge at the court that Johnson’s suspension of parliament was lawful. SNP Joanna Cherry said the Commons must now be “recalled immediately”. Following today’s ruling, she said Johnson’s shutting down of parliament early was a “plot” to stop MPs blocking a no-deal Brexit. Labour MP David Lammy said: “Let’s unlock the doors tomorrow.

Single judge in Edinburgh previously found suspended parliament was lawful. But three appeal judges have now overturned that in a setback for Boris Boris Johnson suffered another setback today as Scottish judges ruled his suspension of Parliament is unlawful . The case is expected to be

Parliament suspension 2019. Image caption The appeal against the court' s original ruling was They appealed to the court' s Inner House, with a panel of three judges being asked to overturn the The UK government insists this is not the case and that the aim of proroguing Parliament is to allow

Government to appeal after parliament's suspension ruled unlawful © Getty MPs have been sent away until 14 October. Pic: UK Parliament/Mark Duffy

Government sources believe the court's decision does not mean parliament is automatically un-suspended, since the order enforcing will not be published before the Supreme Court showdown next week.

Joanna Cherry QC, one of 70 MPs behind the legal action, hailed the ruling as a "huge victory".

She said: "We have uncovered more and more evidence that this was a plot by Boris Johnson and his cronies to prevent us from stopping them taking Scotland and the UK off a Brexit cliff edge by forcing through a damaging no-deal against the will of parliament.

"This ruling takes us one step closer to ensuring the UK government cancels their shameful prorogation and blatant plot to force through an extreme Brexit. Boris Johnson cannot be allowed to break the law with impunity."

Boris Johnson berated live on Facebook over 'unlawful' prorogation advice given to Queen

Boris Johnson berated live on Facebook over 'unlawful' prorogation advice given to Queen Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, was berated live on Facebook on Wednesday evening by people angry with him after a Scottish court said the advice Mr. Johnson provided to the Queen over the decision to prorogue parliament was "unlawful".

A legal challenge over Prime Minister Boris Johnson' s decision to suspend Parliament has been The case was brought by businesswoman Gina Miller, who argued the move was "an unlawful abuse of Rejecting Ms Miller' s case, Lord Justice Burnett said she could immediately appeal because of the

Parliament suspension 2019. Image caption The appeal against the court' s original ruling was They appealed to the court' s Inner House, with a panel of three judges being asked to overturn the The UK government insists this is not the case and that the aim of proroguing Parliament is to allow

Sir Keir Starmer, Labour's shadow Brexit secretary, called for the prime minister to call MPs back to Westminster "immediately" to "decide what happens next".

He told Sky News: "Across the country I don't think many people actually believe the prime minister when he said this was just for a Queen's Speech.

"But for a court to say that the documents really point one way and that they undermine his case to a point where they've ruled him unlawful, that's an incredibly powerful thing for them to have done."

"We need to be back in parliament doing our job, at the very least looking at this judgement and deciding collectively what should happen next ."

Len McCluskey, general secretary of the Unite union, told Sky News: "My advice to the prime minister is don't go up to Scotland, you're liable to face a citizen's arrest, so he'd best keep in his bunker somewhere in either Eton or Westminster."

A spokesperson for Speaker John Bercow's office said: "Any decision to accelerate the meeting of parliament during prorogation is a matter for the government."

Mr Johnson has insisted he suspended parliament to follow procedure, which dictates the Commons and Lords are shut down in the run up to a new Queen's Speech.

That marks the opening of a new parliamentary session, where the monarch reads out her government's priorities for the year ahead, and is due to take place on 14 October.

But critics have accused him of hiding from scrutiny over Brexit and disempowering MPs at a time of national crisis.

Some tried to block the speaker leaving his chair when parliament was shut down in the early hours of Tuesday, while others held signs up saying "silenced".

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