Published On: Tue, Sep 24th, 2019

‘Supreme Court body-slammed Boris’ – Twitter erupts after Parliament proroguing ruling | Politics | News

The historic decision, which lasted for just 20 minutes, was announced by the Supreme Court’s President Lady Hale. Protesters gathered outside and erupted into loud cheers, with chants of “reopen Parliament” and “Johnson out”. A panel of 11 Supreme Court judges ruled on the legality of Boris Johnson‘s advice to the Queen to prorogue Parliament until October 14.

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

The court also found the prorogation and was “void and of no effect” – meaning Parliament has not been suspended.

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.”

Twitter has now exploded and demanded the Prime Minister resign following defeat in the Supreme Court.

“It is hard for me to see how he can stay on as our country’s Prime Minister.”

He added in another tweet: “I am delighted to have been a litigant in the #CherryCase on Boris Johnson’s prorogation of Parliament.

“The PM treated our sovereign Parliament with contempt & prevented it from doing its work. No PM is bigger than the rules they are duty-bound to uphold.”

Twitter user @CharlotDearling wrote: “Boris Johnson advised HM Queen unlawfully. He must resign immediately.”

Sir Keir Starmer raged tyhe ruling from the Supreme Court demonstrates Mr Johnson has “no regard for the law”. 

The Shadow Brexit Secretary vowed to find a way of “challenging and defeating him” as soon as possible. 

He tweeted: “Strong judgement from the court proves Boris Johnson has no regard for the law.

“Yet again he has been found out.

“The sooner we resume our work challenging and defeating him the better.”

Speaking on Monday, Mr Johnson insisted he would not be forced to quit if the country’s highest court ruled his decision to prorogue Parliament was illegal.

He said: “I believe the reasons for wanting a Queen’s Speech are very good indeed.”

The Prime Minister added: “Parliament has been sitting for its longest period since the civil war. To the best of my knowledge, it has always stopped in September for at least 100 years.

“We must have a Queen’s speech, we have a big domestic agenda, we have to get on tackling the priorities of the British people.”

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