Decision to suspend UK parliament was 'unlawful': Supreme Court

Tuesday September 24 2019

Protesters calling for parliament to be recalled shout outside the Supreme court in central London on September 24, 2019.

Protesters calling for parliament to be recalled shout outside the Supreme court in central London on September 24, 2019. Judges ruled that decision by PM Boris Johnson to suspend UK parliament was 'unlawful'. PHOTO | TOLGA AKMEN | AFP 

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Britain's Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled "unlawful" a decision by Prime Minister Boris Johnson to suspend parliament in the run-up to Brexit, saying it was "void and of no effect".

"The court is bound to conclude... that the decision to advise Her Majesty to prorogue parliament was unlawful," Supreme Court head Brenda Hale said in the ruling.

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