Keir Starmer, Labour’s Brexit spokesperson, has called for parliament to be recalled after the suspension ordered by Boris Johnson was found by Scotland’s highest civil court to be “unlawful”.
A panel of three judges at the Court of Session has ruled in favour of a cross-party group of 75 politicians led by the SNP’s Joanna Cherry, and concluded that the suspension was motivated by a desire to “stymy parliament”.
The full judgment of the Scottish court will be released on Friday, before the UK Supreme Court sits on Tuesday for a full hearing over three days. The government has said it will appeal the decision made today.
Reacting to the news at the TUC congress this morning, Starmer said: “This is really important. The idea of shutting down parliament offended people across the country and then they felt they weren’t being told the truth.
“I am really pleased with the result. For the court to make a declaration like that on an issue like this is a huge thing for us. It vindicates everything we did last week.