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UK NewsKwasi Kwarteng claims 'many people are saying' judges are biased over Brexit after prorogation ruling

15:00  12 september  2019
15:00  12 september  2019 Source:   inews.co.uk

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.

Media captionKwasi Kwarteng claims ' many people are saying judges are biased ' in Andrew Neil interview. A minister has been criticised for suggesting that " many people " believe judges are biased about Brexit . Kwasi Kwarteng said it is "fact" that people think judges are not impartial after a

Kwasi Kwarteng : " People are saying that judges are biased " Credit: Christopher Pledger for The Telegraph. Three judges accused the Prime Minister of suspending the Commons for the “improper purpose of stymying Parliament” over his Brexit plans and said last Monday’s prorogation was “null

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Business minister Kwasi Kwarteng suggested that "many people" are questioning the impartiality of the judiciary following the Scottish judges ruling that Boris Johnson's prorogation of Parliament was "unlawful."

Kwasi Kwarteng claims 'many people are saying' judges are biased over Brexit after prorogation ruling © Provided by Johnston Publishing Ltd

Three Scottish judges in the Court of Session ruled in favour of a cross-party challenge to Mr Johnson decision to ask the Queen to suspend Parliament until 14 October.

The decision that runs contrary to a decision in the English courts and an appeal made by the Government will be heard by the Supreme Court in London next week.

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.

BBC’S ANDREW NEIL challenged business minister Kwasi Kwarteng on his claim that “ many Leave voters” believe judges are biased against Brexit . Neil pressed Mr Kwarteng after he repeatedly said many British voters saw the judiciary system as skewed against Brexit .

The Liberal Democrats' Brexit spokesman, Tom Brake, said the ruling was "highly embarrassing" for the prime If she has no discretion at all over prorogation , what is her constitutional purpose? They said they rejected her claim because the suspension of Parliament was a "purely political" move and

The judges said: "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 thus null and of no effect."

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'Lawyers and judges are interfering in politics'

Kwasi Kwarteng said many people feel judges are biased. (Photo: BBC)

But Mr Kwarteng said the decision meant people were questioning the judge's impartiality, prompting a wave of criticism.

He told the BBC: "I think that they are impartial, but I'm saying that many people, many Leave voters, many people up and down the country, are beginning to question the partiality of the judges.

"That's just a fact. People are saying this all the time, they are saying 'why are judges getting involved in politics'... we've got to be honest about the debate."

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".

It comes after Scotland's highest civil court declared the government's suspension of Parliament unlawful, a ruling which prompted Business Minister Kwasi Kwarteng to suggest " many people are saying that the judges are biased ". This did not go down well with some longstanding MPs

Shadow Brexit secretary Sir Keir Starmer told the BBC: " Most people didn't believe Boris Johnson, but for Following the court ruling , some MPs - including Labour's Kevin Brennan - say they are returning to Our judges are renowned around the world for their excellence and impartiality and I have total

He added: "The extent to which lawyers and judges are interfering in politics is something that concerns many people."

'Undermine public perceptions'

Prime Minister Boris Johnson (Photo: Getty)

Former Lib Dem leader Lord Campbell said: "I would expect a government minister to understand the importance of the independence of the judiciary and not make any comments that might undermine public perceptions."

One of Mr Kwarteng's fellow ministers also distanced himself from the comments during an interview with ITV's Robert Peston.

Housing Minister Robert Jenrick said: "Well, we must back the judges in this country to uphold the rule of law, that’s absolutely essential…”

Mr Peston asked: “So you would distance yourself from what Kwasi said?”

He said: “I would, I would go back to, though, the comment that was made by the High Court which said I think that the words they used were, ‘You have to be very cautious before you intrude into debates between the executive and Parliament.’ And so obviously this will be a matter that will now be decided by the Supreme court but I suspect they will be mulling over those issues.”

Suspension of Parliament ‘sought in clandestine manner’, says Scottish judge.
Boris Johnson’s decision to suspend Parliament was ruled ‘improper’ and ‘unlawful’ on Wednesday.

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