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British PM Boris Johnson In Limbo As Supreme Court Rejects His Suspension Of Parliament

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The United Kingdom's Supreme Court on Tuesday struck out Prime Minister, Boris Johnson's suspension of the British Parliament, describing the decision as 'unlawful' in a ruling that is now widely celebrated by opponents.

Political headwinds immediately greeted Johnson's advice to Queen Elizabeth II to prorogue (suspend) Parliament in the run-up to Britain's exit from the European Union(Brexit). Brexit Deadline is October 31.

The move, as oppositons, across the Labour and Liberal Democrat parties say, was a tactic to stifle debates or votes by parliamentarians against a controversial 'No-Deal' Brexit which the Prime Minister has been seen to be pursuing.

The apex court ruling obtained by Scooper reads: "It is impossible for us to conclude, on the evidence which has been put before us, that there was any reason - let alone a good reason - to advise Her Majesty to prorogue Parliament for five weeks, from 9th or 12th September until 14th October. We cannot speculate, in the absence of further evidence, upon what such reasons might have been. It follows that the decision was unlawful."

The Supreme Court's judgement aligned with the decision taken by Scotland's highest civil court, which went further in its ruling by saying that Johnson did mislead the Queen.

CNN reported Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, who is Johnson's staunchest opponent, saying he will reach out to the Speaker of the House of Commons immediately to demand that Parliament is recalled, and “demand that he obeys the law” forcing him to extend Article 50 if he can’t form a Brexit deal. 

“I invite Boris Johnson, in the historic words, to consider his position and become the shortest serving Prime Ministerthere’s ever been.”

“Obey the law, take no deal off the table, and have an election tot elect a government that respects democracy," Corbyn was quoted by CNN to have said.

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