Was it legal for Boris Johnson to suspend parliament for five weeks before Brexit? That’s what Britain’s supreme court will decide this week for wider political issues.
The Brexit earring prime minister asked the queen to prorogue the house from last week to October 14th. Johnson argued the shutdown would give him time to introduce a new legislative agenda, but its enraged critics accuse him of silencing lawmakers and say the real reason was to prevent parliamentary scrutiny and challenges to his Brexit plans.
He no longer commands a majority in the house of commons where this stiff opposition to his promise to leave the European Union by October 31, even without a divorce deal.
Scotland’s highest court ruled last week that the closure was unlawful but the week before the high court of England and Wales ruled the opposite both those cases are now before the supreme court, which will have the final say.
Since Johnson took the top job in July Britain’s Brexit crises have gone into overdrive so what happens the next, if the court rules against him.
Anti-Brexit campaigners and lawmakers say parliament should be recalled immediately in that case and if judges decide he misled the queen then he should resign.
Johnson was non-committal this week expressing his respect for the judiciary but saying he’d wait and see what it said his conservative government accuses Brexit saponin sort of trying to use the courts to frustrate Brexit.
The supreme court has ruled against the government before on Brexit when it ruled on parliament would have to approve the start of official talks with Brussels that case was led by remain campaigner Gina Miller who is among those challenging the government this time around along with former conservative prime minister john major.
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27 September, 2019