Boris Johnson 'deceived Queen and should resign'

Boris Johnson 'deceived Queen and should resign'

Opponents say it has left them with less time to scrutinise the government ahead of exit day, 31 October, amid fears the United Kingdom could leave without agreeing a deal in Parliament.

Last week, a court in Edinburgh rejected the lawmakers' challenge, saying it was a matter for politicians, not the courts, to decide.

The judges were unanimous in their belief the shutting down of Parliament was "motivated by the improper objective of stymying Parliament and that it, and what has followed it, is unlawful".

It found that Johnson's advice to Queen Elizabeth II to prorogue parliament "was unlawful because it had the goal of stymying parliament", a summary judgement said.

Boris Johnson suffered another setback today as Scottish judges ruled his suspension of Parliament is unlawful.

The judges at the Court of Session in Edinburgh said the prorogation was therefore "null and of no effect".


The British government will appeal against the Scottish appeal court's decision, which also contradicts a decision in Johnson's favour by senior English judges last week, at the supreme court.

He added: "The UK government needs to bring forward a strong domestic legislative agenda".

Its ruling was at odds with the High Court in England which said that the shutdown was not illegal even if it was motivated by the desire for "political advantage".

Joanna Cherry, a Scottish Nationalist MP who led the legal challenge, called the ruling "a huge victory and a vindication of our case" and she said the "prorogation must now be stopped".

He said if that turned out to be true, the prime minister would have to "resign - and very swiftly".

"It's absolutely essential to our constitution that the relationship between the prime minister and the Queen is one of utmost confidentiality and the utmost good faith - essential!", Mr.


Labour, which blocked an attempt to call an election in October, says it would back one after Brexit is either delayed, or a deal has been done - pointing to a possible November poll. And if the Supreme Court upholds the ruling, there is the embarrassing prospect of an order to "unsuspend" parliament in the middle of the party conference season - although MPs would not have been sitting over that period in any case.

Mr Grieve said: "He will find himself in an untenable position in Parliament". Ms Miller is appealing that decision in the Supreme Court. Downing Street said it was disappointed by the ruling and that the prorogation of Parliament had been "legal and necessary".

If Boris Johnson is found to have deceived the Queen he should quit, a former Tory MP has said. The UKSupreme Court is also due to hear a separate challenge to the prorogation next Tuesday.

Scottish pro-Brexit campaigner Tom Walker told Al Jazeera the Scottish court's ruling was "a unsafe venture of the judiciary into politics".

"What this has flagged up is the importance of the rule of law and the sovereignty of Parliament, which are the foundations of British democracy", said European Union supporter Pia.


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