The highest Scottish court ruled on Wednesday that the week-long suspension of the British lower house is against the law. The British government is appealing the judgment of the Scottish judges, forcing the British Supreme Court to make a final judgment on the case.

Joanna Cherry, a Scottish politician who has submitted the case, reports this.

The three Scottish judges thereby reject an earlier ruling stating that courts have no authority to interfere with the suspension of the British parliament.

Since Tuesday the British House of Commons has been suspended for five weeks. Critics see this as an attempt by Prime Minister Boris Johnson to deprive the British House of Commons the opportunity to prevent a hard Brexit. The Brexit deadline is 31 October, two weeks after the House of Commons is opened again.

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Avatar AuthorjoannaccherryMoment of places09: 06 - 11 September 2019