Supreme Court: Speaker says Parliament must convene after ruling – BBC News
Supreme Court: Speaker says Parliament must convene after ruling – BBC News Supreme Court: Speaker says Parliament must convene after ruling – BBC NewsI welcome the Judgment this morning. Hope the Supreme Court’s, that’s judgement is unanimous, is an ambiguous and that judgment is unqualified, as you will now know, that judgment is the purgation of parliament’s was unlawful because it prevented or frustrated parliament in the discharge of its core duties. I need serve as a crucial time for our country to expect its core functions, that it is in a position to scrutinize the executive, to hold ministers to account and to let you stay if it chooses. In the light of That explicit judgment, I have instructed the house or how much is the ocean was unlawful and is void to prepare for the resumption of the business of the House of Commons, specifically the house authorities to undertake such as all necessary to ensure that The House of Commons 6 tomorrow at 11, am I have contacted Party leaders and where is not being possible senior representatives of political parties in order to inform them of my thinking and to prepare the way for the House of Commons to do its work. Going to notification requirements with which I’m gyro place Lee Familia, it will not be possible for the to be a prime minister’s questions tomorrow. However, for the avoidance of doubt, there will be full scope for Urgent questions for ministerial statements and for applications for emergency debate. Understanding order number 24. Colleagues, thank you for your interest and I hope you will agree that the position is clear and unmistakable good afternoon. Commons Speaker John Bercow welcomed the ruling and said Parliament “must convene without delay”, adding that he would now consult party leaders “as a matter of urgency”.
Mr Bercow said MPs needed to return “in light of the explicit judgement”, and he had “instructed the House of Commons authorities to prepare… for the resumption of business” from 11:30 BST on Wednesday.
He said prime minister’s questions – which normally takes place on a Wednesday – would not go ahead, though, because Mr Johnson was in New York for a UN summit.
However, Mr Bercow said there would be “full scope” for urgent questions and ministerial statements.
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Boris Johnson’s decision to suspend Parliament was unlawful, the Supreme Court has ruled.
Mr Johnson suspended – or prorogued – Parliament for five weeks earlier this month, but the court said it was wrong to stop MPs carrying out duties in the run-up to Brexit on 31 October.
Supreme Court president Lady Hale said “the effect on the fundamentals of democracy was extreme.”
Downing Street said it was “currently processing the verdict”.