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Brexit: Labour and SNP demand recall of parliament after Scottish court rules prorogation unlawful – live news

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Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happenScottish judges rule Boris Johnson’s prorogation unlawfulKeir Starmer: Scottish court’s ruling a victory for democracyFull text of official summary of Scottish court’s decisionJohnson should resign if he has misled Queen, says Dominic Grieve 12.18pm BST This is from Nicola Sturgeon, Scotland’s first minister.Today’s Court of Session judgment is of huge constitutional significance – but the immediate political implications are clear. Court says prorogation was unlawful and null and void – so Parliament must be recalled immediately to allow the essential work of scrutiny to continue.This is pitiful, pathetic and desperate from No10. https://t.co/1zMSpxBcEk 12.08pm BST Parliament can only be recalled if the government chooses, the Speaker’s office has confirmed.A spokesperson for the Speaker said: Any decision to accelerate the meeting of Parliament during prorogation is a matter for the government. Continue reading…



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Publish date : 2019-09-11 11:18:12

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