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Brexit court ruling prompts calls to reverse Parliament suspension

Brexit court ruling prompts calls to reverse Parliament suspension


Brexit court ruling prompts calls to reverse Parliament suspension

EDINBURGH (AFP) - British premier Boris Johnson faced calls on Thursday (Sept 12) to reverse his suspension of Parliament after a Scottish court ruled it illegal, as government documents warned a no-deal Brexit could lead to civil unrest and shortages of food and medicines.. Read more at

The government stressed that it was"updating the assumptions" in the document, and that it was"neither an impact assessment, nor a prediction of what is most likely to happen.

The government, meanwhile, has appealed the Scottish court ruling, with the case set to be heard in the Supreme Court next Tuesday, and Parliament will for now stay shut.

Johnson argues that while he is working to get a deal, Britain must leave the bloc regardless, three years after the referendum vote for Brexit.

"I urge the prime minister to immediately recall Parliament so we can debate this judgement and decide what happens next," said Labour's Brexit spokesman Keir Starmer.

"I must respectfully disagree with you," he replied, adding:"What we're trying to do is to implement the result of the 2016 referendum."

A lower court last week ruled that the advice was a matter of political judgement - but this was overruled by the Inner House, Scotland's supreme civil court.

"The UK government needs to bring forward a strong domestic legislative agenda. Proroguing Parliament is the legal and necessary way of delivering this," he said.

But he has no majority in the Commons, and MPs will not let him leave without a deal - or allow him to call an early election that might bolster his position.

Johnson, whose EU adviser David Frost is currently in Brussels, insisted his government was making"great progress" towards getting a deal.

This is a plan to maintain an open border between British Northern Ireland and EU member Ireland by keeping Britain within the bloc's customs union - something eurosceptics find unacceptable.

Read more: The Straits Times

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