JUST IN: Boris Johnson has acted unlawful, says UK S/Court
THE Supreme Court of the United Kingdom has said that the prorogation of the parliament by Prime Minister Bori Johnson was illegal and of no effect of whatsoever.
SUMMARY OF JUDGMENT – KEY EXTRACTS
Lady Hale, President of UK Supreme Court says prorogation is not a proceeding in parliament.
Although it takes place in parliament, it is not their decision. It is something that has been imposed on them from outside. She said that:
The PM’s advice to Her Majesty was “unlawful, void and of no effect”.
That means the order in council was also “unlawful, void and of no effect”.
That means the prorogation had no effect. She says it is as if the royal commission had no effect.
Parliament has not been prorogued, she says.
She says it is for the Speaker to decide what happens next.
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