YESTERDAY THE SUPREME COURT GAVE THE VERDICT THAT BORIS JOHNSON’S DECISION TO PROROGUE PARLIAMENT WAS, IN FACT, UNLAWFUL, DESPITE MR JOHNSON, RECEIVING LEGAL ADVICE FROM THE ATTORNEY GENERAL STATING THAT SUSPENDING PARLIAMENT FOR 5 WEEKS WAS LAWFUL.
The Prime Minister strongly rejected the decision taken by the judges but said he will respect their decision and the UK’s judicial system.
Gina Miller and her team of lawyers led the case against the government. The high court previously stated that Johnson was lawfully suspending parliament. The government could have appealed the decision and taken the matter to the European Courts but decided against this option.
According to Leave.EU, Lord Reed who was one of the several Supreme Court judges, “served as the President of the EU forum of judges for the environment from 2006-08″ ” “sat as a judge in the European court of human rights.”
Finally, Lord Kerr “ruled against the government in 2017” and sat as an “ad hoc judge on the European courts of human rights” in Strasbourg.
And: “It is now very clearly the ‘establishment’ versus the will of the British people. I hope the determination and will of the majority is strengthened by the court decision.”
MPs will return to parliament this morning at 11:30 am, but Prime Minister’s questions will not take place.
The UK is set to leave the EU on the 31st of October and MPs from opposition benches have outright refused to back Boris Johnson’s calls for a general election before this date.
Emily Thornberry explained that Labour and opposition MPs do not trust Johnson not to change the election date until after the UK has left the EU, while parliament is suspended for election campaigning, potentially forcing through a no-deal Brexit.