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.
Congratulations to Joanna Cherry (and others) for another famous victory. First victory was confirmation that Article 50 could be unilaterally revoked. Now, prorogation of parliament is judged to be unlawful.
Fingers crossed that the Supreme Court agrees.
I'm thinking Joanna Cherry QC MP was pleased with to-day's result.
@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. 😃
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. 😃 ]
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