Today, the Supreme Court ruled that Boris Johnson lied to the Queen, and unlawfully prorogued Parliament in attempt to block parliamentary scrutiny and override parliamentary sovereignty. Prorogation is different to Parliamentary Recesses as normal functions such as select committee meetings and submitting questions to the Government cannot be carried out.

The Supreme Court judgement was unanimous and excoriating, with 11 of the most senior judges in the country ruling that the Prime Minister acted dishonestly and unlawfully. This ruling is unprecedented as no other Prime Minister has tried to abuse their executive powers in this way.

As a result this means that Parliament was never prorogued and the longest parliamentary session since the Civil War continues. The House of Commons will resume sitting as normal tomorrow, and we will be asking urgent questions about how this situation was allowed to happen in the first place.

We have a Prime Minister who has pushed the UK constitution to its very limits in his reckless and ideologically driven pursuit of a catastrophic No Deal Brexit that would destroy the future prosperity of this country. If we didn’t already know it, he has been proved completely and utterly unfit to run the country and he must now resign.

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