Finally, Boris Johnson appears to be serious about negotiating a deal
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judges rule Parliament suspension is unlawful (BBC News)
Johnson’s suspension of the UK Parliament is unlawful, Scotland’s highest civil
court has ruled.
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.
judges said the PM was attempting to prevent Parliament holding the government
to account ahead of Brexit.
UK government appeal against the ruling will be heard by the Supreme Court in
London next week.
Court of Session decision overturns an earlier ruling from the court, which
said last week that Mr Johnson had not broken the law.
demand Parliament be recalled after Scottish prorogation court ruling (BBC News)
MPs are demanding Parliament be recalled after a court ruling deemed its
five-week closure unlawful.
was suspended on Tuesday, something Boris Johnson said was normal practice for
a new government.
critics claimed his intention was to avoid scrutiny in the run-up to the Brexit
deadline on 31 October.
10 said it was “disappointed” but Parliament would remain prorogued
pending its appeal to the Supreme Court, which will be heard on Tuesday.
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.
Johnson will not make an election pact with Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage,
Downing Street has said.
Farage said his party and the Conservatives should make a deal and
“together we would be unstoppable”.
newspaper adverts set out his offer to help “secure a big Brexit
majority” and to “destroy Corbyn’s Labour”.
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.”
But belief grows in Brussels and Westminster that Johnson wants a deal
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