JOHNSON TOLD TO RESIGN AFTER SUPREME COURT RULES TORY PM ACTED UNLAWFULLY

September 24, 2019

The SNP has said the Parliament must resume immediately after the UK Supreme Court ruled Boris Johnson’s decision to shut down Parliament was unlawful and unconstitutional.

Joanna Cherry QC MP, the lead petitioner in the Scottish case, said she was delighted the UK Supreme Court had upheld the ruling of Scotland’s supreme court - and said Parliament must get back to work so the Tory government can be held to account over its extreme Brexit plans.

The SNP Justice and Home Affairs spokesperson said Boris Johnson’s behaviour had been a disgrace and he should resign – adding "if he had a shred of integrity he would jump before he is pushed".

Commenting, Joanna Cherry QC MP said:

"I am delighted the UK Supreme Court has followed Scotland’s supreme court and ruled that Boris Johnson's undemocratic decision to shut down Parliament ahead of Brexit was unlawful and unconstitutional.

"Parliament must resume without delay, so we can hold the Tory government to account on its Brexit plans, which threaten to plunge the UK into recession, destroy 100,000 Scottish jobs, and inflict lasting harm on living standards, public services and the economy.

"Boris Johnson should resign. His behaviour has been disgraceful and his position is untenable - if he had a shred of integrity he would jump before he is pushed.

"This whole sorry mess has underlined just how broken Westminster is. Scotland deserves the choice of a better future than the one being imposed upon it. It's clearer than ever, that the only way to properly protect Scotland's interests is to become an independent country."

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