Scottish
judges rule Parliament suspension is unlawful
(BBC News)

  • Boris
    Johnson’s suspension of the UK Parliament is unlawful, Scotland’s highest civil
    court has ruled.
  • A
    panel of three judges at the Court of Session found in favour of a cross-party
    group of politicians who were challenging the prime minister’s move.
  • The
    judges said the PM was attempting to prevent Parliament holding the government
    to account ahead of Brexit.
  • A
    UK government appeal against the ruling will be heard by the Supreme Court in
    London next week.
  • The
    Court of Session decision overturns an earlier ruling from the court, which
    said last week that Mr Johnson had not broken the law.

MPs
demand Parliament be recalled after Scottish prorogation court ruling
(BBC News)

  • Opposition
    MPs are demanding Parliament be recalled after a court ruling deemed its
    five-week closure unlawful.
  • Parliament
    was suspended on Tuesday, something Boris Johnson said was normal practice for
    a new government.
  • But
    critics claimed his intention was to avoid scrutiny in the run-up to the Brexit
    deadline on 31 October.
  • No
    10 said it was “disappointed” but Parliament would remain prorogued
    pending its appeal to the Supreme Court, which will be heard on Tuesday.
  • Downing
    Street said it had been “consistent throughout” on why the current
    parliamentary session should be ended, a decision formally taken by the Queen
    earlier this month on the advice of Mr Johnson.

Nigel
Farage election pact proposal rejected by No 10
(BBC News) (The FT)

  • Boris
    Johnson will not make an election pact with Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage,
    Downing Street has said.
  • Mr
    Farage said his party and the Conservatives should make a deal and
    “together we would be unstoppable”.
  • Two
    newspaper adverts set out his offer to help “secure a big Brexit
    majority” and to “destroy Corbyn’s Labour”.
  • But
    a senior Conservative source said Mr Farage was “not a fit and proper
    person” and “should never be allowed anywhere near government”.
  • Mr Farage
    tweeted
     the remarks “look like comments from deep inside
    the bunker”, adding: “I do not want a job in government. I just want
    to put country before party and deliver a clean break Brexit.”




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