Johnson denies lying to Queen over Parliament suspension

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Boris Johnson has denied lying to the Queen over the advice he gave her over the five-week suspension of Parliament. Prime Minister Boris Johnson and the Queen The prime minister was speaking after Scotland’s highest civil court ruled on Wednesday the shutdown was unlawful. Asked whether he had lied to the monarch about his reasons for the suspension, he replied: “Absolutely not.” He added: “The High Court in England plainly agrees with us, but the Supreme Court will have to decide.” Related Articles The power to suspend – or prorogue…

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Demands to recall parliament as court rules suspension unlawful

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By Aubrey Allegretti Boris Johnson’s decision to suspend parliament is unlawful, a Scottish court has ruled. Boris Johnson The case was originally dismissed at the Court of Session last week, where Judge Lord Doherty said it was for politicians and not the courts to decide on shutting down the Commons and Lords for five weeks. But three judges of the Inner House, the supreme civil court in Scotland, disagreed with that ruling today. Related Articles The UK government plans to appeal the latest ruling on Tuesday at the Supreme Court…

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Brexit: Boris Johnson ‘approved Parliament shutdown plan in mid-August’

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Boris Johnson appears to have approved a plan to shut down the UK Parliament two weeks before publicly announcing it, a Scottish court has been told. Aidan O’Neill QC says the court and petitioners were being actively misled over prorogation plans The Court of Session heard that the prime minister was sent a note on 15 August asking if he wanted to prorogue parliament from mid-September. A tick and the word “yes” was written on the document. The PM announced on 28 August that he wants to shut down Parliament for five…

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Boris Johnson sparks outrage after forcing suspension of parliament

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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson sparked fury Wednesday among pro-Europeans and MPs opposed to a no-deal Brexit by forcing the suspension of parliament weeks before Britain’s EU departure date. Boris Johnson The pound slid on the surprise news, which opponents branded a “coup” and a “declaration of war” but Johnson claimed was necessary to allow him to pursue a “bold and ambitious” new domestic agenda. It came a day after opposition parties vowed to seek legislative changes to prevent a no-deal Brexit. Queen Elizabeth II approved the request to end…

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