24 Sep 2019

Supreme Court rules Boris Johnson’s parliament suspension was unlawful

Scotland Correspondent

It took 14 minutes and 50 seconds for Lady Hale to deliver a stunning defeat to Boris Johnson, as Brexit delivered another unprecedented shock to the UK’s political system.

In exactly two short months as PM he has lost six votes in the Commons. Now all 11 Supreme Court judges ruled as one in deeming his prorogation of parliament unlawful.

Just over an hour later the Speaker John Bercow stepped in front of the assembled cameras to announce the Commons will sit from tomorrow.

Opposition party leaders called for the Prime Minister to resign. He said he would fight on to deliver Brexit, but he has to deal with his own government in crisis first.