‘Unlawful’: UK SC reverses Parliament suspension by PM Boris ahead of Brexit
The Supreme Court of United Kingdom on Tuesday said Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s act to suspend the Parliament was ‘unlawful’. The 11 judges of the Supreme Court gave a unanimous verdict. The verdict meant that parliament could immediately reconvene. Boris Johnson had earlier advised Queen Elizabeth II to suspend the parliament. Johnson had argued that suspending Parliament was a routine move. Johnson said he disagreed with the Supreme Court’s judgment, but would ‘get on’ with finalising a Brexit deal. UK is scheduled to exit the European Union on October 31, 2019.