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Tue Sep 24, 2019, 05:47 AM

Brexit : Prorogation was Unlawful !!! Bercow can re-open Parliament immediately.

All 11 judges were unanimous that Johnson's prorogation was unlawful, and that it was as if it never happened. The House of Commons and Lords can resume immediately.

https://www.rte.ie/news/world/2019/0924/1077789-prorogation-court-ruling/

The UK's highest court has ruled that British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was "unlawful".

The prime minister advised the Queen on 28 August to prorogue parliament for five weeks, and it was suspended on 9 September until 14 October.

Mr Johnson said the five-week suspension is to allow the government to set out a new legislative agenda in a Queen's speech when MPs return to parliament.

But those who brought legal challenges argue the prorogation is designed to prevent parliamentary scrutiny of the UK's impending exit from the EU on 31 October.

The Supreme Court heard appeals over three days arising out of separate legal challenges in England and Scotland, in which leading judges reached different conclusions.
At the High Court in London, Lord Chief Justice Lord Burnett and two other judges rejected campaigner and businesswoman Gina Miller's challenge, finding that the prorogation was "purely political" and not a matter for the courts.

But in Scotland, a cross-party group of MPs and peers led by SNP MP Joanna Cherry QC won a ruling from the Inner House of the Court of Session that Mr Johnson's prorogation decision was unlawful because it was "motivated by the improper purpose of stymieing parliament".

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Response to OnDoutside (Original post)

Tue Sep 24, 2019, 06:16 AM

1. Corbyn has just (naturally) called for Johnson's resignation. Listen to James O'Brien here

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Response to OnDoutside (Reply #1)

Tue Sep 24, 2019, 08:24 AM

11. Thanks for the link 😊

I watch O'Brien on YouTube and wish I could see that type of fact based argument in the US.

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Response to wcast (Reply #11)

Tue Sep 24, 2019, 08:26 AM

12. To be fair, in the UK, James O'Brien stands apart from a lot of what goes for the Media in the UK.

He's been such a beacon, I fear for him.

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Response to OnDoutside (Reply #12)

Tue Sep 24, 2019, 08:29 AM

13. While watching that excellent interview I thought that US journalists

could learn a thing or two from him

Adding my link
https://www.democraticunderground.com/100212491674

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Response to malaise (Reply #13)

Tue Sep 24, 2019, 08:55 AM

15. IMO, he's the UK's Rachel Maddow. So many UK hacks are afraid to take a position or just

go along with the Brexit buffoons....even the BBC, who should have huge questions to answer for their bothsiderism.

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Response to OnDoutside (Original post)

Tue Sep 24, 2019, 06:19 AM

2. Wow.

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Response to moondust (Reply #2)

Tue Sep 24, 2019, 06:31 AM

3. Oh yeah, and the fact that not one judge disagreed will be like a jackhammer on Johnson. But he will

try to bluster on because he knows Corbyn is hanging over this like a bad smell.

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Response to moondust (Reply #2)

Tue Sep 24, 2019, 07:46 AM

8. even Piers Morgan is tweeting that Boris should resign for lying to HM The Queen

 

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Response to OnDoutside (Original post)

Tue Sep 24, 2019, 06:48 AM

4. I'm gonna remember that "stymieing" angle

We got some Stymies here in the states

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Response to OnDoutside (Original post)

Tue Sep 24, 2019, 06:58 AM

5. Parliament will reconvene tomorrow at 11.30am. n/t

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Response to OnDoutside (Original post)

Tue Sep 24, 2019, 07:01 AM

6. Time to take bets on when BoJo resigns

He humiliated the Queen ffs



Anyway, excellent news. Stunning. Only way to make this day better is if Pelosi comes out swinging for impeachment later today

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Response to Arazi (Reply #6)

Tue Sep 24, 2019, 07:21 AM

7. Well said.

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Response to OnDoutside (Original post)

Tue Sep 24, 2019, 08:04 AM

9. K & R

Just saw your post

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Response to malaise (Reply #9)

Tue Sep 24, 2019, 08:23 AM

10. Hi Malaise !

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Response to OnDoutside (Reply #10)

Tue Sep 24, 2019, 08:30 AM

14. Boris was utterly humiliated here

He really should resign.

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Response to malaise (Reply #14)

Tue Sep 24, 2019, 08:57 AM

16. It was a crushing judgement, not one judge sided with him. There are still a lot of Brits who love

their Queen, and they will get their revenge for sure.

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