The judges ruled in favor of a cross-party group of MPs who challenged Prime Minister Johnson’s decision.
Scotland’s highest criminal court has ruled that British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s request to Queen Elizabeth II to temporarily block the work of Parliament to resolve the country’s exit from the European Union is illegal. This is reported by the BBC on Wednesday, September 11.
It is noted that the court ruled that the blocking of the work of the parliament was illegal and has no force. “The court’s decision, which will be fully published next Friday, reads.
A panel of three judges ruled in favour of a cross-party group of MPs who challenged the prime minister’s decision. They believe Johnson tried to prevent them from passing laws that could prevent the prime minister from holding Brexit without a deal with the European Union.
The decision thus overturns a previous court ruling that said Johnson did not break the law last week.
Recall, on September 4, the government of Boris Johnson suffered a major defeat in the parliament. The opposition managed to pass through the House of Commons a bill that should oblige the government to delay Brexit and exclude the possibility of the kingdom leaving the EU without a deal with Brussels.
The document was later approved by the House of Lords and signed by Queen Elizabeth II.