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UK News‘Major showdown’ predicted after Parliament suspension ruled unlawful

19:00  11 september  2019
19:00  11 september  2019 Source:   msn.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

Court backs MPs who said suspension of parliament breached constitution. The three Scottish judges, who will issue their own reasonings in full on Friday, said the prorogation was unlawful “because it had the purpose of stymying parliament ”.

A “major showdown” at the UK’s Supreme Court has been predicted after Scotland’s highest civil court ruled Boris Johnson’s suspension of Parliament is unlawful.

It comes after three judges at the Court of Session in Edinburgh on Wednesday found in favour of a cross-party group of politicians who are challenging the Prime Minister’s move.

Last week, Judge Lord Doherty had dismissed a challenge against the suspension of Parliament, saying it was for politicians and not the courts to decide.

The UK Government plans to appeal against the ruling and Nick McKerrell, a lecturer in law at Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) now expects a showdown at the Supreme Court.

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Boris Johnson’s suspension of parliament has been ruled as unlawful by judges at the Court of Session in Edinburgh, prompting MPs to demand he “comes back and face the music”. Court of Session rules prorogation ' unlawful '. Grieve says PM must resign if found to have misled the Queen.

A Scottish court has ruled that Boris Johnson's controversial decision to shut down parliament was unlawful . Lawyers, who were acting on behalf of over 75 opposition MPs and peers, said the prime minister's move to suspend parliament on Monday was illegal and designed to stifle parliamentary

“This was a pretty unexpected judgment from the Inner House of the Court of Session and strongly overrules the findings of Lord Doherty’s ruling last week,” he said.

“The Lord President – the top judge in Scotland – said the decision to suspend Parliament could only be reviewed if its purpose was to ‘stymie parliamentary scrutiny’. He believed this was the true reason.

“This was because of the length of time and the documents released showing the political discussions around prorogation that took place.

“The other two judges supported this. Significantly, all argued that in most normal circumstances the decision to prorogue could not be reviewed by the Courts which shows how exceptional this situation is.

“Ultimately then the court said the decision to suspend Parliament is ‘null and is of no effect’.

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.

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

show ad. Scottish judges deliver hammer blow to Boris Johnson by ruling Parliament was suspended ILLEGALLY - sparking demands for MPs to be RECALLED as the titanic battle heads Boris Johnson suffered another setback today as Scottish judges ruled his suspension of Parliament is unlawful .

“However, this will now be appealed to the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom in London next Tuesday. This will now be a major showdown.”

Former Tory Attorney General Dominic Grieve said Boris Johnson’s position would be “untenable” and he should resign “very swiftly” if it turns out the Queen had been misled over the reasons for proroguing Parliament.

Speaking to BBC News, he said: “If it were to be the case that the Government had misled the Queen about the reasons for suspending Parliament and the motives for it, that would be a very serious matter indeed.

“Indeed in my view, it would then be the moment for Mr Johnson to resign – and very swiftly.”

He added: “I think that if that were to be the case that this had happened, Boris Johnson would find himself in an untenable position in Parliament.

“And I hope it would be untenable not just because of the opposition, but because actually every member of the Conservative Party that believes in our constitution would simply say it’s over.”

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".

Boris Johnson’s suspension of the UK Parliament is unlawful , Scotland’s highest civil court has ruled . 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 the current suspension of Parliament , which

The Prime Minister’s suspension of parliament has been ruled unlawful by judges at Scotland’s highest civil court. MPs disbanded late on Monday night after Boris Johnson prorogued parliament for five weeks – the longest period for decades – ahead of a new Queen’s Speech on 14 October.

Justice Secretary Robert Buckland, commenting after reports a Downing Street source had suggested the Scottish judges were “politically biased”, said: “Our judges are renowned around the world for their excellence and impartiality and I have total confidence in their independence in every case.”

SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon said: “Today’s Court of Session judgment is of huge constitutional significance – but the immediate political implications are clear.

“Court says prorogation was unlawful and null and void – so Parliament must be recalled immediately to allow the essential work of scrutiny to continue.”

Scottish Greens Parliamentary co-leader Patrick Harvie said: “We’ll all need to study the detail of this ruling but it seems clear that the criticism of Boris Johnson’s decision to shut down Parliament has been vindicated, and we therefore support the demand to recall Parliament.

“It’s extraordinary that the UK Government – even one which has descended ever further into minority status – should have the power to replace the Prime Minister, set the parliamentary agenda and even force MPs to pack up and go home to avoid being held to account.

“No Scottish Government would have the legal ability to act in this dictatorial manner.

“The present crisis has highlighted the urgent need for a modern, democratic constitution which prevents the abuse of power by dangerous extremists like Boris Johnson.”

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