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25th Sep 2019

How Labour will respond to supreme court’s prorogation decision

Wayne Farry

“The Conservative party needs to sort this out”

The Tory government was rocked on Tuesday by the news that the supreme court, the highest in the land, had ruled Boris Johnson’s decision to prorogue parliament for five weeks unlawful.

That decision, made unanimously by 11 supreme court judges, means that parliament will return at 11.30am on September 25.

While Boris Johnson reacted to the news while at the United Nations in New York – inferring that it may be being used a way to “frustrate Brexit”.

“I have to say that I strongly disagree with what the justices have found. I don’t think that it’s right but we will go ahead and of course parliament will come back,” he said.

“It is perfectly usual to have a Queen’s Speech. That is what we want to do. But more importantly let’s be in no doubt there are a lot of people who want to frustrate Brexit.

“There are a lot of people who want to stop this country coming out of the EU.”

Speaking to JOE at the Labour party conference in Brighton, shadow chancellor John McDonnell called on the Tories to clean up their mess, while also confirming that Labour and other opposition parties may table a motion of no confidence in Johnson at some point in the near future.