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

22:30  11 september  2019
22:30  11 september  2019 Source:   newsletter.co.uk

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".

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Mr. Johnson took questions from the public shortly after 5:00pm on Wednesday.

Despite being asked numerous times to respond to the ruling by the court in Scotland, Mr. Johnson refused to discuss the matter.

Mr. Johnson also refused to answer questions on why the British government is refusing to publish in full a government report, called Operation Yellowhammer, on how a No Deal Brexit might impact upon the U.K.

Instead, the prime minister answered questions on homelessness, health and negotiations with the E.U.

"What does it say about the Union when the prime minister simply ignores Scottish law," wrote one man.

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.

"Why did you mislead our monarch and the people, Mr. Johnson?," asked another.

One woman asked: "Mr. Johnson, can you honestly tell the people why you prorogued parliament?"

Another man quizzed: "If the U.K. Supreme Court in London upholds the ruling from Scotland, will you resign?."

Mr. Johnson reiterated what he said two weeks ago by insisting his decision to prorogue parliament was to facilitate a Queen's speech in October.

While many used the forum to scrutinise the prime minister there were those who offered messages of support.

"Carry on fighting for our referendum Boris [Johnson]," said one woman.

"I rest easy at night knowing you are in charge, Mr. Johnson," declared another.

Parliament was officially prorogued in the early hours of Tuesday until October 14, 2019.

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

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There has been cross-party criticism of Mr. Johnson by opposition leaders who accused the prime minister of proroguing parliament to try and force through a No Deal Brexit on October 31, 2019.

A group of M.P.s, led by Scottish National Party M.P. and Q.C., Joanna Cherry, claimed Mr. Johnson's decision to suspend parliament was unlawful.

However, last week, Judge Lord Doherty ruled that the prorogation of parliament was lawful.

The group of M.P.s appealed the decision at Inner House, the most supreme civil court in Scotland, ruled against the British government by declaring the advice given by Boris Johnson to the Queen concerning the suspension of parliament "unlawful".

The government will appeal the ruling in the U.K. Supreme Court in London on Tuesday.

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.

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