Published On: Tue, Sep 24th, 2019

Lib Dems and SNP demand no confidence vote in Boris – but Corbyn REFUSES to call one | Politics | News

In a bizarre move, the veteran left-winger has refused to table a motion that calls into the question the leadership of embattled Mr Johnson, who today suffered another blow to his Brexit plan when the Supreme Court ruled it was illegal for him to prorogue Parliament. The Lib Dems have joined forces with Nicola Sturgeon’s party and said they will back a no confidence vote, adding they now believe Brexit will not happen on Halloween, the Daily Telegraph reports. The SNP’s Ian Blackford added: “The rule of law has caught up with him & it marks the end of the short road for Boris Johnson – his position is untenable.”

Yet Labour will not allow that to happen, Sky News’ political correspondent Lewis Goodall has confirmed.

The news comes after a shock ruling today by the Supreme Court who said Mr Johnson was unlawful to shut down Parliament.

Mr Johnson said he “strongly disagrees” with the ruling this morning and promised to still leave on October 31.

Mr Johnson told the BBC: “Obviously this is a verdict we will respect, we will respect the judicial process.


“I don’t think that it’s right, but we will go ahead and of course Parliament will come back.

“The important thing is we get on and deliver Brexit on October 31.”

A second proroguement would take place anyway a few days before the Queen’s speech.

A panel of 11 justices at the UK’s highest court – the Supreme Court in London – gave their decision on Tuesday in a ruling on the legality of the Prime Minister’s advice to the Queen to prorogue Parliament until October 14

The judges, led by the court’s president Lady Hale, heard appeals over three days arising out of legal challenges in England and Scotland – which produced different outcomes.

The panel held unanimously that Mr Johnson’s advice to the Queen was unlawful because it had the effect of frustrating Parliament.

Announcing the result, Lady Hale said: “The court is bound to conclude, therefore, that the decision to advise Her Majesty 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.”

Mr Johnson is currently in New York for the UN General Assembly, where he was scheduled to meet President Trump and Iran’s Rougani.

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