Labour demands ‘recall’ of UK parliament, as union chief warns BoJo he could face ‘citizen’s arrest’
Responding to the latest court ruling on Wednesday, Labour’s Shadow Brexit Secretary Keir Starmer told the BBC that Johnson should reopen the Houses of Parliament “this afternoon or tomorrow,” so that MPs can debate what should happen next on Brexit.
I call on him to recall parliament immediately.
“I call on Boris Johnson to recall Parliament immediately”- Labour MP @Keir_Starmer, following Parliament's suspension being ruled unlawfulhttps://t.co/nEwVIeQm0Z#VictoriaLIVEpic.twitter.com/NguOQA6CW5— Victoria Derbyshire (@VictoriaLIVE) September 11, 2019
Len McClusky, the leader of Unite, one of Britain’s biggest trade unions, and one which gives financial support to Labour, has advised the UK prime minister not to visit Scotland as he may “face a citizen’s arrest.”
“My advice to the Prime Minister is don’t go up to Scotland - you might face a citizens arrest” 👇@LenMcCluskey speaking about Boris Johnson who was today ruled to have broken the law by shutting down democracy. pic.twitter.com/2PXNjc7YLg— Liam Lavery (@LiamLavery1) September 11, 2019
It comes after three judges at Scotland’s highest court in Edinburgh, ruled on Wednesday morning that the prorogation of parliament on Monday night by Johnson was unconstitutional. One of the judges, Lord Brodie, told the court that the “tactic to frustrate parliament, could legitimately be established as unlawful.”
Dominic Grieve, the former Tory attorney general and one of the 21 MPs who had the party whip removed after rebelling over Brexit, called on the PM to “resign and very swiftly,” if he has misled the Queen about the reasons for the suspension of parliament.
The UK government plans a Supreme Court appeal, which will be heard on Tuesday, against the latest ruling. A government spokesperson said that they were “disappointed” by the court’s decision, insisting that they needed to bring forward their legislative agenda, adding that “proroguing parliament is the legal and necessary way of delivering this.”Also on rt.com Boris Johnson’s suspension of parliament ruled unlawful by Scottish appeals court
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