Brexit: In Scotland, the suspension of the British Parliament deemed "illegal"
The suspension of the British Parliament by Boris Johnson is "illegal". It is the appeal judgment of a Scottish court which considers that the decision of the Prime Minister was "intended to obstruct Parliament". It's a first victory in front of ...
The suspension of the British Parliament by Boris Johnson is "illegal". It is the appeal judgment of a Scottish court which considers that the decision of the Prime Minister was "intended to obstruct Parliament". This is the first victory in the court of the opponents of this very controversial suspension of five weeks.
With our correspondent in London, Muriel Delcroix
This is still a very embarrassing disavowal for Boris Johnson: the three magistrates of this Scottish Court of Appeal have, in a very harsh judgment, considered that the suspension decided by the Prime Minister was motivated by the " inappropriate desire to hinder the Parliament "and declare it" unlawful, void and without effect ". The judges have therefore given the group of some 80 pro-European MPs who had denounced the suspension in the first instance, which they suspected to be in fact a move by the head of the government to prevent the Parliament from blocking a Brexit without agreement.
A significant rebound
While denying any attempt to attack democracy, the government has already indicated that it will appeal to the Supreme Court, it should be next Tuesday. This significant rebound could force Boris Johnson to recall the Parliament suspended since Monday night especially if the Supreme Court upholds the Scottish judgment.
Cancellation of fall congresses?
The Prime Minister would then have to put a motion to the vote asking members if they would like to continue the traditional suspension before the fall political party season which begins next weekend. And parliamentarians could indeed decide to cancel these congresses, judging it more important to continue to sit in the coming weeks in the face of the current Brexit crisis.
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