Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Know Your Enemy

"This was an egregious case of a clear failure to comply with generally accepted standards of behaviour of public authorities. It was to be inferred that the principal reasons for the prorogation were to prevent or impede Parliament holding the executive to account and legislating with regard to Brexit and to allow the executive to pursue a policy of a no-deal Brexit without further Parliamentary interference."

The unequivocal verdict of Lord Brodie, one of the three Court of Session judges, on the Tories' prorogation of Parliament.

Just as most of us suspected, then, Boris Johnson and his government have broken the law. What now? Surely Parliament should be immediately recalled - but apparently the government aren't prepared to accept that. The situation gets ever more ridiculous.

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