U.K.: Johnson's Brexit Plans Suffer a Setback

Sep 24, 2019 | 17:16 GMT

Boris Johnson has taken a hit but not a hammer blow. On Sept. 24, the United Kingdom's Supreme Court ruled that the prime minister's decision to suspend Parliament for five weeks was unlawful. In proroguing Parliament, however, Johnson sought to prevent the Commons from conducting its constitutional functions without reasonable justification, according to the Supreme Court. The ruling is embarrassing for Johnson -- and has long-term consequences for the relationship between prime ministers and Parliament -- but it does not significantly change the timetable on Brexit. ...

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