• British PM Boris Johnson Misled the Queen-and Broke the Law-When he Suspended Parliament, Scottish Court Rules

    7 days ago - By Fortune

    Boris Johnson's five-week suspension of the British Parliament was always controversial , but-according to Scotland's highest court, it's also illegal and therefore null and void.
    The shock ruling came through Wednesday from Edinburgh's Court of Session. The Conservative prime minister had said “proroguing” Parliament was necessary to prepare his government's legislative agenda-this is what he told the Queen when asking her to approve the suspension. The Scottish court ruled that this advice was false and unlawful; rather, Johnson wanted to stop lawmakers debating Brexit.
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  • Boris Johnson's suspension of parliament was unlawful, rules Scotland's highest court

    Boris Johnson's suspension of parliament was unlawful, rules Scotland's highest court

    7 days ago - By Business Insider

    LONDON - A Scottish court has ruled that Boris Johnson's decision to shut down parliament was unlawful, in a significant blow to the prime minister's authority.
    Three judged, chaired by Lord Carloway, Scotland's most senior judge, on Wednesday overturned a ruling that the courts could not intervene in Johnson's political decision to suspend parliament until mid-October.
    Lawyers, who were acting on behalf of over 75 opposition MPs and peers, said the prime minister's move to suspend parliament on Monday was illegal and designed to stifle parliamentary debate and scrutiny on Brexit.
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  • Boris Johnson plans to solve Brexit by building a bridge over the sea between Scotland and Northern Ireland

    Boris Johnson plans to solve Brexit by building a bridge over the sea between Scotland and Northern Ireland

    7 days ago - By Business Insider

    Boris Johnson has asked officials to look at plans to build a bridge between Scotland and Northern Ireland.
    The DUP, the Northern Irish party which supports Johnson's minority government, believes the plan could help solve the Brexit crisis by removing the need for a sea border between the two parts of the UK.
    One retired offshore engineer has previously branded Johnson's plan - which he first floated last year when he was foreign secretary - a "thoughtless soundbite" which "no sane contractor or responsible government" would sanction.
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