Supreme Court: The highest court in the United Kingdom has delivered a devastating ruling for Boris Johnson and his government.
Eleven justices of the UK Supreme Court agreed unanimously that the Prime Minister’s decision to ask the Queen to suspend Parliament for 5 weeks was unlawful.
The judges took the view that the suspension was designed to frustrate Parliament from scrutinising the government as the Brexit deadline approaches.
And they declared that the suspension had had an extreme effect on our democracy.
The House of Commons will now resume its business on Wednesday morning. Boris Johnson who’s been in New York at the United Nations says he ‘strongly disagrees’ with the ruling.
His opponents, including Labour’s Jeremy Corbyn, have called on him to resign.
Huw Edwards unravels today’s events on the BBC News at Ten with the BBC’s political editor Laura Kuenssberg, home editor Mark Easton, legal correspondent Clive Coleman, Scotland correspondent Lorna Gordon and political correspondent Alex Forsyth.
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