Thursday, September 12, 2019

The madness just gets madder....

The week just keeps getting better for Boris Trump, I call him that now because he is taking pages right out of Trumps playbook.
Suspending parliament?...not a great idea particularly if you are misleading the Queen.

The ruling that Boris Johnson’s suspension of parliament was unlawful was delivered by three of the most senior judges in Scotland, sitting in the nation’s highest court of appeal.
Their devastating judgment now makes a Borixit (Boris exit) almost certain.
In a joint ruling the three judges said: "All three First Division judges have decided that the PM’s advice to HM the Queen is justiciable, that it was motivated by the improper purpose of stymying parliament and that it, and what has followed from it, is unlawful."

Legal sources are saying that Mr Johnson would have to resign if he is found to have misled the Queen about suspending parliament.

Downing Street has also rejected talks of a pact with Nigel Farage at the next general election -
A senior Conservative source added: "Neither Nigel Farage nor Arron Banks are fit and proper persons and they should never be allowed anywhere near Government."... I can almost hear the votes splitting from here.

Andrea Leadsom, the business secretary, signalled Johnson will defy parliament’s order to release the Operation Yellowhammer dossier  which outlines food, medicine shortages and travel disruptions  – arguing the public was better left in the dark.....another not so bright idea.

All in all I will sleep a lot easier tonight as the nightmare of Brexit is fast receding


Snowflake said...
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Lord Egbut Nobacon said...

Sorry Flake.....get a google account.

The Veteran said...

Egbut ... you might have included, in the interests of balance, that the High Court in London came to exactly the opposite conclusion with Lord Chief Justice Lord Burnett, Master of the Rolls Sir Terence Etherton and President of the Queen's Bench Division Dame Victoria Sharp saying their conclusion was based on 'well-established and conventional grounds'.

Scotland is of course a hotbed of remainers so one might be forgiven for concluding the decision of the Scottish judges was politically motivated.

Lord Egbut Nobacon said...

The first legal challenge to prorogation was launched in the Scottish courts on 31 July, well before Johnson asked the Queen to suspend parliament, because unlike the English courts, they were not on holiday in August. The Scottish case was backed by MPs and peers from across Britain and fast-tracked by the court of session because Johnson wanted Brexit to be concluded by 31 October.

Last Thursday, Lord Doherty, a junior judge in Edinburgh, ruled the courts should not interfere with a political decision to prorogue parliament. An English court agreed with that view last Friday but sent the case immediately to the supreme court. Doherty allowed his decision to be appealed first in Scotland; the appeal was heard last Friday and that appeal decision announced on Wednesday morning.

paul scott said...
Scottish Court is meaningless.

Lord Egbut Nobacon said...

No..that's one mans opinion with a lot of unverified statistics...when the laws of a country are dictated by youtube you know you are in will be going to the supremes back then.