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  • BeBro
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    Those activist judges

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  • Broken_Erika
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    Originally posted by BBC
    Supreme Court: Suspending Parliament was unlawful, judges rule
    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, but judges said it was wrong to stop MPs carrying out duties in the run-up to Brexit on 31 October.

    Supreme Court president Lady Hale said "the effect on the fundamentals of democracy was extreme."

    The PM says he "strongly disagrees" with the ruling but will "respect" it.

    A raft of MPs have now called for the prime minister to resign and some have said they would attempt to force him out if he did not go of his accord.

    'Undeterred'
    Mr Johnson argued he wanted to carry out the prorogation so he could outline his government's new policies in a Queen's Speech.

    But critics said he was trying to stop MPs from scrutinising his Brexit plans and the suspension was far longer than necessary.

    At a speech in New York, the PM said he "refused to be deterred" on getting on with "an exciting and dynamic domestic agenda", and to do that he would need a Queen's Speech.

    The court ruling does not prevent him from proroguing again in order to hold one, as long as it does not stop Parliament from carrying out its duties "without reasonable justification".

    Delivering its conclusions, the Supreme Court's president, Lady Hale, said: "The decision to advise Her Majesty to prorogue Parliament was unlawful because it had the effect of frustrating or preventing the ability of Parliament to carry out its constitutional functions without reasonable justification."

    Lady Hale said the unanimous decision of the 11 justices meant Parliament had effectively not been prorogued - the decision was null and of no effect.

    She added that it was important to emphasise the case was "not about when and on what terms" the UK left the EU, but about the decision to suspend Parliament.

    Speaker of the Commons John Bercow said MPs needed to return "in light of the explicit judgement", and he had "instructed the House of Commons authorities to prepare... for the resumption of business" from 11:30 BST on Wednesday.

    He said prime minister's questions would not go ahead, but there would be "full scope" for urgent questions, ministerial statements and applications for emergency debates.
    https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-49810261

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  • giblets
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    Boris Johnson wanted to be the “romantic, patriotic” hero of Brexit despite believing the Leave campaign would be “crushed like a toad under the harrow”, David Cameron has said.

    “Minutes before he went out to explain why he was going to be on the side of Brexit, he sent me a text saying, ‘Brexit will be crushed like a toad under the harrow.’ But I can only conclude that – he’d never argued for it before – he thought it was going to lose and that’s why he made the choice.”
    https://www.independent.co.uk/news/u...-a9107296.html

    Also, water is wet.

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  • giblets
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    https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-49709430

    Boris too chicken to attend his own press conference. :sad:

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  • pchang
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    Just a month before the storm. Should be fun. I loaded up a bit on Euros. I should be unloading some pounds starting next week.

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  • Dinner
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    Originally posted by Dauphin View Post
    Polls also show that if the election is pre 31 Oct Tories win, after, Labour win, because the Brexit Party will cannibalise the Tory vote. Mainly because BoJo will have failed his only PM-election promise. Remain parties win by locking BoJo in a box while the Tories combust.
    Honestly, it is looking like the lib dems cannibalize labor with the tories and Brexit party carrying a majority. DUP is still polling well in Northern Ireland.

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  • pchang
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    Sounds tasty. I will be by in a week to get some ham. Perhaps even the full English breakfast.

  • Uncle Sparky
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    Well said, dad joker...

  • BlackCat
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    Originally posted by Dauphin View Post

    Fake news. He compared the UK to the Hulk, not himself. I don’t know why I make the point, but I’d like to have journalists at least get the central basics of a story correct.
    After a little digging, I may be corrected. Tough, I still think that it's the Boris' fantasy about UK that are shown - not necessarily the UK'ainans.

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  • Dauphin
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    Alas, the U.K. is transformed, but it was by Gammon radiation,

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  • pchang
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    The UK might like to think they have the power of the Hulk, but in their current state, they are more like a non-transformed Bruce Banner.

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  • giblets
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    UK smash global economy

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  • Dauphin
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    Fake news. He compared the UK to the Hulk, not himself. I don’t know why I make the point, but I’d like to have journalists at least get the central basics of a story correct.

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  • BeBro
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    He certainly missed the character development of the Hulk in the last Avengers movies

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  • giblets
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    His base of support consists of people who don't read anything that doesn't have pictures.

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