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Without even waiting for the Supreme Court ruling on his decision to suspend Parliament until October 14, Premier Boris Johnson even considers the possibility of a new suspension to get ahead with his plans and be able to complete Brexit on October 31 without locks
With all the reflectors pointing to the three-day special session at the Supreme Court, which must decide whether the suspension is "illegal", the idea of a second "parliamentary extension" has been put on the table by its special advisor Dominic Cummings, ex strategist of the Vote Leave campaign and unprecedented pulse agitator between the premier and Parliament, which could trigger a constitutional crisis.
Justice Secretary Robert Buckland has refused to rule out that possibility, while Boris Johnson himself threw balls out during an interview on the BBC after his rugged trip to Luxembourg: "Let's wait to see what determines justice."
In the first session of the battle before the Supreme, with the activist Gina Miller once again receiving maximum attention, Lord David Pannick has thrown her accusing finger against Boris Johnson for her decision to suspend the sessions of Parliament for five weeks: " No first minister has abused power in that way , decreeing an exceptionally long suspension, at least in the last 50 years. "
"Johnson is behaving like a socialist dictator," said Liberal Democrat leader Jo Swinson. Labor leader Jeremy Corbyn has also condemned "Johnson's disdain for democracy," while opposition spokeswoman for judicial affairs Shami Chakrabarti predicted that the courts will rule against Johnson and Parliament will be able to regain normal activity next week.
Eleven judges have in their hand the final decision that will not be made public until the end of the week. Former Conservative Prime Minister John Major will be one of the last to appear on Thursday and denounce Boris Johnson's "abuse of power" and the strategy devised by "anarchist" Dominic Cummings.
A court in Scotland ruled on September 11 that the suspension of Parliament is "illegal", although a high court in England and Wales claimed that it is a "political" decision that does not belong to the judiciary. A Belfast court also concluded last week that parliamentary suspension is legal, in another lawsuit filed in court for the effects that Brexit without agreement can have in Northern Ireland.
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