There was a drilled, demeaning feel to the burst of clapping with which his backbenchers greeted him.
Posts Tagged: Supreme Court
Andrew Gimson’s Commons sketch: The Attorney-General thunders against the turkeys – and warns them that Christmas is coming
Cox fulminated against Opposition MPs for being frightened of voting for a general election.
Common law demands we pretend even the most surprising decision has always been the case – but this is fuelling demands for retroactive justice.
Despite the Supreme Court ruling, he still has a fighting chance of gaining an election – and then winning it.
The Speaker has manipulated of the rules for a political objective, but the Government has been denied the opportunity to respond proportionately in kind.
Class war was the tried and trusted theme. Yet the Labour leader has managed to come across as both weak and extreme.
The Labour Leader says that the Prime Minister should “consider his position…and have an election to elect a Government that respects democracy.”
The ruling in full. “The courts have exercised a supervisory jurisdiction over the lawfulness of acts of the Government for centuries.”
“The Inner House went further and declared that any prorogation resulting from it was null and of no effect.”
Lady Hale declared: “This was not a normal prorogation. It prevented Parliament from carrying out its constitutional role.”
“Of course we’ll respect whatever the legal ruling from the Supreme Court is…there are different permutations to what the court may or may not decide.”
Interview with Laing, candidate for Speaker: It’s “extraordinary” that whoever holds the office “is totally unaccountable”.
“Dignity, kindness, authority rather than bossiness, and I do believe that those things could be brought to the Chair by a woman.”
Richard Ritchie: It is futile to ask where political giants of old would have stood in today’s chaos
Over the past few decades our constitution has been so corroded that the likes of Powell, Benn, Crossman, and Foot would struggle to recognise it.
WATCH: For the prorogation. “The history of the power to prorogue supports the fact that it has been used for political purposes”
The essence of the Government’s take on the legality of its decision – which has seen action claiming otherwise in lower courts.
WATCH: Against the prorogation. “No Prime Minister has abused his powers in the way in which we allege in at least the last 50 years”
Lord Pannick sets out the core case of Gina Miller et al against the Government in today’s legal proceedings before the Supreme Court.
Andrew Gimson’s Supreme Court sketch: Lord Pannick tries to throw the Prime Minister out of respectable society
Johnson stands accused of trying to drive through Brexit in accordance with the referendum result.