Motion submitted to Court of Session to thwart Johnson’s attempt to suspend Parliament

Motion submitted to Court of Session to thwart Johnson's attempt to suspend Parliament

Boris Johnson

A motion has been submitted asking the Court of Session to suspend Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s request that Parliament be suspended.

The legal action is being taken by a cross-party group of more than 70 MPs and peers, with the support of the Good Law Project.

Petitioner Ian Murray, Labour MP for Edinburgh South, said: “Boris Johnson’s plan to suspend Parliament is an assault on our democracy.

“This is the people’s parliament, and the people deserve to have their representatives in Parliament during this vital period.

“Legal action to prevent the Prime Minister suspending Parliament has already been fast-tracked through the courts and we are now seeking an emergency hearing to prevent this undemocratic action.

“A no-deal Brexit would be catastrophic for Scotland and the UK, and we will do everything we can to stop Boris Johnson inflicting such hardship on the people. The final say on Brexit should be handed back to the people.”

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