Boris Johnson’s prorogation ruled unlawful by Scottish judges

Boris Johnson
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The Scottish Appeal Court judges have declared that Boris Johnson’s suspension of the UK Parliament as unlawful on Wednesday.

The BBC reports that the full judgement will be released on Friday. Meanwhile, The Journal has reported that the part of the summary states that the prorogation of the UK Parliament until the 14th of October “was unlawful because it had the purpose of stymying parliament”.

The government is expected to appeal the Scottish Court’s decision which rebutted the decision made by the Supreme Court last week.

According to The Guardian, an emergency hearing on both the Scottish and English courts is already scheduled for the 17th of September.

A third challenge is to be presented in Northern Ireland at the Belfast courts.

It is yet unclear whether this ruling will lead to a recall of the House of Commons.