Supreme Court finds Boris Johnson’s suspension of Parliament to be unlawful

24th September 2019 

According to the BBC, the UK Government has declared that it will abide by the Supreme Court’s ruling.

The Supreme Court has ruled that UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s advice to the Queen that Parliament should be suspended for five weeks at the height of the Brexit crisis as unlawful.

The prorogation of the House of Commons has been declared to be null and void, and that it is for Parliament to decide on the next steps.

President of the Supreme Court, Lady Hales, said “the prorogation was void and of no effect."

"Parliament has not been prorogued."

Lady Hale continued that the speakers of the Houses of Commons and Lords "can take immediate steps to enable each house to meet as soon as possible".

It is for Parliament to decide what to do next, she says.

A total of 11 Supreme Court justices heard arguments on two appeals about the moves last week, and with the ruling coming off the back of a three-day special hearing.

According to the BBC, the UK Government has declared that it will abide by the Supreme Court’s ruling.


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