brexit countdown_bg Created with Sketch. Boris Johnson received a major boost over his highly controversial decision to shut down Parliament ahead of Brexit today as senior judges said it could not be legally challenged. After the Prime Minister’s divisive move to prorogue the Commons for five weeks, sparking Remainer uproar, was deemed illegal by judges in Scotland, the High Court in London revealed that it viewed the situation completely differently. In giving their reasons for throwing out a case brought by Remainer businesswoman Gina Miller, justices in London said the decision which closed down parliament on Monday was ‘purely political’ and therefore ‘not a matter for the courts’. The ruling will calm Brexiteer nerves ahead of a dramatic legal showdown at the Supreme Court on Tuesday, where the UK’s highest legal authority will have to decide which judicial decision is the right one. Ms Miller’s claim – which was supported by former prime minister Sir John Major, shadow attorney general Baroness Chakrabarti and the Scottish and Welsh governments – was dismissed last Friday. But a bench led by Lord Chief Justice Lord Burnett delivered their ruling at a brief hearing in London on Wednesday. In their judgment, they stated: ‘We concluded that… Read full this story
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