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UK NewsAdding to Brexit chaos, Scottish court rules parliament suspension ‘unlawful’

18:30  11 september  2019
18:30  11 september  2019 Source:   france24.com

Scottish court rules Boris Johnson illegally suspended Parliament. U.K.'s top court will have the final say.

Scottish court rules Boris Johnson illegally suspended Parliament. U.K.'s top court will have the final say. A Scottish appeals court, the Court of Sessions, ruled Thursday that Prime Minister Boris Johnson violated Britain's constitution when he prorogued, or suspended, Parliament until Oct. 14. The three-judge panel, led by Lord Carloway, Scotland's senior-most judge, overturns a lower court ruling that courts can't interfere with political decision by the prime minister. But the appellate court did not immediately overturn Johnson's order, allowing the U.K. Supreme Court to make the final decision in an emergency session called for Sept. 17. It did, however, inject more chaos into an already madcap Brexit fight.

Scotland 's highest court ruled that Boris Johnson's move had been an attempt to "stymie" Parliament . They added : "The Court will accordingly make an Order declaring that the Prime Minister's advice to HM the Queen and the prorogation which followed thereon was unlawful and is

Scotland 's highest court of appeal ruled that British PM Boris Johnson's decision to prorogue Parliament was unlawful . "We are calling for Parliament to be recalled immediately," Scottish National Party lawmaker Joanna Cherry told Sky News after the verdict by Scotland 's Inner Court of

Adding to Brexit chaos, Scottish court rules parliament suspension ‘unlawful’ © AFP | Critics of Prime Minister Boris Johnson have described his decision to suspend parliament as a... A Scottish court ruled on Wednesday that Prime Minister Boris Johnson's suspension of parliament was unlawful, prompting immediate calls for lawmakers to return to work as the executive and legislative battle over the future of Brexit.

Scotland's highest court of appeal ruled that Johnson's decision to prorogue, or suspend, parliament from Monday until Oct. 14 was unlawful – a blow for the government as it seeks to leave the European Union on Oct. 31 with or without a deal.

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.

A legal bid to challenge the suspension of parliament has succeeded at the appeal court in Edinburgh, with judges ruling Boris Johnson's "Huge thanks to all our supporters & our fantastic legal team who have achieved the historic ruling that £prorogation is £ unlawful £Cherrycase £ Brexit ."

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 three judges, chaired by Lord Carloway, Scotland ’s most senior judge, overturned an earlier ruling that the courts did not have the power to

With seven weeks until Brexit date, the government and parliament are locked in conflict over Britain’s tortured EU divorce, with possible outcomes ranging from leaving without a deal to another referendum that could cancel the divorce.

Brexit crisis deepens, court rules parliament suspension unlawful

Brexit crisis deepens, court rules parliament suspension unlawful Brexit crisis deepens, court rules parliament suspension unlawful

Boris Johnson’s suspension of Parliament ruled unlawful by Scottish appeals court . Prime Minister Boris Johnson has officially suspended the UK parliament until October 14, angering many rivals, who have accused him of “disgraceful” behavior in attempting to ram through a ‘no-deal’ Brexit

Court of Session rules prorogation ' unlawful '. Grieve says PM must resign if found to have misled the Queen. Tory poll lead over Labour cut to one point. The SNP wants Boris Johnson to apologise for reported attacks by his office on the Scottish judiciary following today’s ruling by the Court of Session.

"We are calling for parliament to be recalled immediately," said Scottish National Party lawmaker Joanna Cherry, who led the challenge, after the verdict by Scotland's Court of Session. "You cannot break the law with impunity, Boris Johnson."

Queen dragged into 'unlawful' shutdown of Parliament as Boris Johnson resists demands to recall MPs

Queen dragged into 'unlawful' shutdown of Parliament as Boris Johnson resists demands to recall MPs Sir Keir Starmer, the shadow Brexit Secretary, called on MPs to return to Westminster so they can 'open those doors' and hold PM to account

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

Boris Johnson's decision to suspend parliament is unlawful , a Scottish court has ruled . It added there were two "principal reasons" for Mr Johnson closing parliament - legally known as prorogation. But critics have accused him of hiding from scrutiny over Brexit and disempowering MPs at a time of

The government said it would appeal against the ruling to the Supreme Court, the United Kingdom's highest judicial body.

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".

BREXIT blockers have been handed a boost after a Scottish court says Boris was UNLAWFUL to However, no measure is being made to cancel the suspension of Parliament , the All three of the judges in Scotland 's highest appeal court ruled the shutdown was " unlawful ", it has been reported.

LONDON — A Scottish court has ruled that Boris Johnson's decision to shut down parliament was unlawful , in a significant blow to the prime minister's Johnson suspended , or prorogued, parliament on Monday, claiming that the longest parliamentary session ever should be brought to a close so that

Johnson announced on Aug. 28 that parliament would be prorogued, saying the government wanted the suspension so it could then launch a new legislative agenda.

In full: Scottish Court of Session rules Boris Johnson's suspension of parliament unlawful

In full: Scottish Court of Session rules Boris Johnson's suspension of parliament unlawful The full statement follows the judgement from the highest appeal court in Edinburgh saying the Prime Minister's suspension of parliament was 'unlawful'. © Provided by Johnston Publishing Ltd FIRST DIVISION, INNER HOUSE, COURT OF SESSION Lord President Lord Brodie Lord Drummond Young SUMMARY OF THE OPINION OF THE COURT In the Reclaiming Motion by JOANNA CHERRY QC MP AND OTHERS Petitioners for JUDICIAL REVIEW 11 September 2019 The Inner House of the Court of Session has ruled that the Prime Minister’s advice to HM the Queen that the United Kingdom Parliament should be prorogued from a day between 9 and

Scottish judges rule UK parliament suspension is unlawful . It is unclear whether the ruling means the suspension -- also known as prorogation "Huge thanks to all our supporters & our fantastic legal team who have achieved the historic ruling that prorogation is unlawful ," she added in a second tweet.

Judge rules court can’t review exercise of prerogative power to #prorogue . We thinks he’s erred in But after losing a vote in Parliament on Tuesday night he may now call a General Election on 14 Boris Johnson , suspension , Edinburgh , UK Parliament , Brexit . Track Do not track Community

Opponents said the real reason was to shut down debate and challenges to his Brexit plans. The court was shown documents that showed Johnson was considering prorogation weeks before he formally asked Queen Elizabeth to suspend the legislature.

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".

The suspension — known as prorogation — marks the end of one parliamentary session before the start of the next, and it's usual for it "Huge thanks to all our supporters & our fantastic legal team who have achieved the historic ruling that #prorogation is # unlawful ," Scottish National Party lawmaker

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 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

In an excoriating judgment, the Scottish judges ruled the principal reason for parliament's suspension was to stymie lawmakers and allow Johnson to pursue a no-deal Brexit policy.

Parliament suspension ruled unlawful amid calls for Boris Johnson to resign

Parliament suspension ruled unlawful amid calls for Boris Johnson to resign Judiciary dragged into the political war as Government loses case in Scotland

A Scottish court has ruled that UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s decision to suspend parliament was unlawful , but did not order the suspension overturned. Judges said Britain’s Supreme Court must make the final decision. A group of politicians is challenging the government’s decision to prorogue, or

"This was an egregious case of a clear failure to comply with generally accepted standards of behaviour of public authorities," concluded one judge, Philip Brodie, according to a summary of the court verdict.

Judge James Drummond Young had determined that "the only inference that could be drawn was that the UK government and the Prime Minister wished to restrict Parliament", it added.

Buckingham Palace declined to comment on the ruling. Misleading the monarch, who under Britain's unwritten constitution must be apolitical, would be considered a grave affront.

Dominic Grieve, one of 21 Brexit rebels thrown out of Johnson's Conservative Party last week, said that if Johnson had misled the queen over the reasons for prorogation, he should resign.

"If that were to be the case that this had happened, Boris Johnson would find himself in an untenable position in parliament," Grieve told BBC TV.

Parties in turmoil

Johnson's bid to quit the bloc "do or die" on Oct. 31 has hit the buffers: parliament has ordered him to delay Brexit until 2020 unless he strikes a deal while a new Brexit Party is threatening to poach Conservative voters.

After three years of tortuous Brexit crisis, British politics is in turmoil, with the prime minister blocked by parliament and an election or even a second referendum on the cards.

The 2016 Brexit referendum showed a United Kingdom divided about much more than the EU, and has given rise to soul-searching about everything from secession and immigration to capitalism, empire and modern Britishness.

It has also triggered civil war inside both of Britain’s main political parties as dozens of lawmakers put what they see as the United Kingdom's fate above that of party loyalty.

The divisions in the opposition Labour Party over Brexit were on display on Wednesday, when its deputy leader, Tom Watson, said he supported pressing for a second referendum before an early national election.

"So let's deal with Brexit, in a referendum, where every person can have their say, and then come together and fight an election on Labour's positive social agenda on our own terms, not on Boris Johnson's Brexit 'do or die'," he said in a speech in London.

His argument, which puts him at odds with leader Jeremy Corbyn, is that an election might fail to resolve the deadlock over Brexit. Corbyn says Labour would offer the people a second referendum on a credible option to leave against remaining in the EU after an election.

Meanwhile, Nigel Farage, leader of the fledgling Brexit Party, offered Johnson an election pact on Wednesday but warned that unless there was a clean break with the EU, the Conservatives would take a "real kicking" in any election and could not win a majority.

"If we go beyond the 31st of October and we are still a member of the European Union – which looks increasingly likely – then a lot of votes will shift from the Conservative Party to the Brexit Party," Farage told reporters.

Johnson ruled out a pact with Farage.

(FRANCE 24 with REUTERS)

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