Brexit in chaos after court rules PM's suspension of parliament was unlawful

Scottish court rules suspension of Parliament unlawful, but doesn't order it overturned

Scottish court rules suspension of Parliament unlawful, but doesn't order it overturned

Labour and other opposition parties had accused the Johnson government of proroguing parliament to avoid scrutiny of its approach to Brexit scheduled for October 31.

Lawmakers were sent home this week despite the objections of House of Commons Speaker John Bercow and opposition lawmakers, who held up signs in the chamber saying "Silenced".

In a ruling released Wednesday a panel of three judges found that "the Prime Minister's advice to HM the Queen that the United Kingdom parliament should be prorogued from a day between 9 and 12 September until 14 October was unlawful because it had the objective of stymying parliament".

In a speech that is at odds with the stance of Labour's leader Jeremy Corbyn, Watson will say there is "no such thing as a good Brexit deal" and Labour must campaign unequivocally to remain, the BBC said.

Opponents argued that the real reason was to shut down debate and challenges to his Brexit plans.

"Mr Johnson doesn't have a majority, the Speaker is very concerned about the circumstances of the prorogation, his concerns have been vindicated by this ruling and therefore Parliament should return and we should be able to get on with our jobs representing our constituents".

It is now unclear what impact the judgement will have on the current five week suspension of Parliament, a process known as proroguing, which started in the early hours of Tuesday.

The Welsh Government in Cardiff intends to be a party to the Supreme Court case - it has opposed prorogation and supported Gina Miller's High Court challenge, which was rejected. He said the government should immediately recall Parliament.

With only seven weeks until Britain is due to quit the European Union, the future of Brexit is as unclear as ever, with the possible outcomes ranging from the world's fifth largest economy leaving without a deal to the 2016 referendum being overturned. "Though of course will add to pressure".

A government spokesman expressed disappointment at the decision. Michael Gove, the minister in charge of Brexit planning, said the request was inappropriate and disproportionate.

The 2016 Brexit referendum showed a United Kingdom divided about much more than the European Union, and has given rise to soul-searching about everything from secession and immigration to capitalism, empire and modern Britishness. Britons voted 52% to 48% three years ago in favour of Brexit.

Meanwhile, Brexit party leader Nigel Farage again on Wednesday called for Johnson to seek a "clean break" Brexit.

Johnson ruled out a pact with Farage.

Johnson says he wants to strike a new deal with the bloc after the agreement made by his predecessor Theresa May was rejected three times by Britain's Parliament.

"The mood is changing, the ice floes are cracking", he said.

But EU officials say the United Kingdom has made no concrete new proposals.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Wednesday that "we still have a chance to achieve this in an orderly way", but that Germany was also prepared for a no-deal Brexit.

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