Published On: Tue, Sep 24th, 2019

Boris Johnson rings the Queen from New York after Supreme Court ruling | UK | News

The Prime Minister called the Queen from the UN General Assembly in New York.

It comes after the Supreme Court ruled his advice to the monarch to prorogue Parliament was unlawful in a major blow to Mr Johnson’s Brexit strategy.

Announcing the result, the court’s president Lady Hale said the Government’s advice to the Queen to prorogue Parliament was unlawful because “it had the effect of frustrating or preventing the ability of Parliament to carry out its constitutional functions without reasonable justification”.

She said the prolonged suspension of parliamentary democracy took place in the “quite exceptional circumstances” of the UK’s impending exit from the EU on October 31.

She added: “Parliament, and in particular the House of Commons as the elected representatives of the people, has a right to a voice in how that change comes about.

“The effect upon the fundamentals of our democracy was extreme.”

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