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Big Blow for Boris as Court Rules Prorogation Unlawful

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Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s decision to suspend Parliament was unlawful, the Supreme Court has ruled.

Mr Johnson suspended – or prorogued – Parliament for five weeks earlier this month, saying it was to allow a Queen’s Speech to outline his new policies.

But the UK’s highest court said it was wrong to stop Parliament carrying out its duties.

The court’s president, Lady Hale, said: “The effect on the fundamentals of our democracy was extreme.”

Boris Johnson speaks during a press conference (Xinhua/Ye Pingfan)(zjl)

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