PM’s suspension of parliament is unlawful, Scottish court rules | Politics News
Boris Johnson’s decision to suspend parliament is unlawful, a Scottish court has ruled.
Joanna Cherry QC, an SNP MP behind the legal battle, tweeted on Wednesday: “Huge thanks to all our supporters and our fantastic legal team who have achieved the historic ruling that #prorogation is #unlawful.”
Jo Maugham, a lawyer involved in the case, said an appeal to the Supreme Court – the highest judicial body in the UK – would begin on Tuesday.
Mr Johnson has insisted he suspended parliament to follow procedure, which dictates the Commons and Lords are shut down in the run up to a new Queen’s Speech.
That marks the opening of a new parliamentary session, where the monarch reads out her government’s priorities for the year ahead.