The Court of Session Appeal Court has agreed with the petitioners. All three judges in the appeal court have stated that the prorogation of the Westminster Parliament is unlawful & unconstitutional.
There is no interdict (temporary stop to the action) as the case was already known to be going (final appeal) to the Supreme Court on Tuesday 17th.
BoJo is not out (yet), but he is reeling, on the canvas, and the referee has started the count.
Just back home (late #DogWalk, to-day).
The QCs for the petitioners (ones taking the action against Johnson's government) are going to town on the lack of a witness statement (affidavit). I just knew this would come back to haunt Johnson's government, after the Court of Session action. Regardless what else happens this will be crucial.
@fitheach so what happens on 7th?
The final appeal* is heard at the Supreme Court.
* I say the final appeal because I am assuming the Boris Johnson government wouldn't appeal to the European Court of Justice. 😃
@fitheach yes, I've meant the 17th and the appeal. Say that the court still finds the move illegal. What then?
That'll be most interesting. BoJo will then have been in breach of the Court of Session Appeal decision, which may be impeachable. If so, then he couldn't be PM or MP and possibly go to prison. Cool, eh?
Regardless, if the Supreme Court also find that it was unlawful, then parliament must be reconvened. May not stop Brexit, but the government will look really stupid.
[Other legal opinions are available. 😃 ]
@fitheach but they have booke their add Holidays already
I'm hoping some of them might be spending their leisure time "at her Majesty's pleasure".
@fitheach yap she has a pleasure room in the basement of Buckingham palace
I was thinking more Tower of London or Wormwood Scrubs.
@fitheach what should come out of this?
@fitheach Too much buffering over here in NA I'm afraid.
I guess the SC didn't foresee the need for geographically dispersed CDNs.