Supreme Court ruling: Where does the defeat leave Boris Johnson? – BBC Newsnight
Boris Johnson’s decision to suspend Parliament for five weeks was unlawful, the Supreme Court has ruled.
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Judges have said it was wrong for the prime minister to suspend parliament and stop MPs carrying out duties in the run-up to the Brexit deadline on 31 October.
Boris Johnson, who has faced calls to resign, said he “profoundly disagreed” with the ruling but would “respect” it.
In the studio Emily Maitlis is joined by Dinah Rose QC, a barrister specialising in public law and human rights, and the SNP’s Joanna Cherry QC.
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