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Lib Dems call for Parliament to be recalled

September 11, 2019 12:00 PM
Originally published by Scottish Liberal Democrats

Following a legal appeal by Jo Swinson, Joanna Cherry and a group of cross-party MPS, Scotland's highest civil court has ruled that Boris Johnson's suspension of the UK Parliament is unlawful.

Commenting Scottish Affairs spokesperson Jamie Stone MP said:

"A proper functioning democracy depends on the proper rule of law. I am not above it, no one is above it - least of all Boris Johnson. This is a truly shocking state of affairs.

"Today the court has agreed with us that proroguing Parliament to force through a no-deal Brexit is unacceptable.

"At this crucial time MPs should be sitting and holding the Conservative Government to account but Boris Johnson has decided to silence us until 14 October.

"Now that this has been deemed unlawful Parliament must be recalled immediately and MPs allowed to debate this judgement and decide what happens next."