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Bench of 11 Supreme Court judges to rule whether Johnson’s Parliament suspension was illegal



A crowd gather at the Houses of Parliament in the week.

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s government is set to convince Britain’s top judicature this week that Johnson’s decision of suspending parliament on the road to Brexit can’t be termed illegitimate as gathered by Scottish judges last week.

Johnson had last month said that he had asked Queen Elizabeth to adjourn Parliament for five weeks beginning last week until October 14, siting that closure was important in order to permit him to bring about a new juridical timetable.

According to the opponents, the actual reason was to avoid inspection and provocation by the Parliament where he at the moment lacks majority for his Brexit plans and more specifically his plans to exit the European Union by October 31 even if the  Divorce Deal was approved upon.

In a fatal judgement, Scotland’s top court had last Wednesday announced that suspension was unauthorized and was an awful attempt to hamper Parliament.

Whereas the High Court of England and Wales had last week declined an identical case, stating that the issue was political and not the one that requires judicial intervention.

Both cases are now transferred to the Supreme court of the UK and a bench of 11 judges will rule the final verdict if Johnson’s advice to the queen was illegal.

Backers of the legal challenges, a blend of anti-Brexit campaigners and opposition lawmakers demand Parliament to be instantly recalled in case the court supports them. Opponents also say that if the bench of judges rule that Johnson misguided the monarch he must resign.


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