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UK PM Boris Johnson unhappy with SC ruling, but parliament to resume: Report

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Tuesday said the government will respect UK Supreme Court’s decision overruling suspension of parliament, reported BBC.

Johnson, however, expressed unhappiness over the top court’s verdict and said he does not think the verdict is right. “We will go ahead and of course parliament will come back,” Johnson said.

He told the publication that the key focus will now be on delivering Brexit on October 31. “We must get on and deliver Brexit on October 31,” he said.

When asked whether he will apologise after the UK Supreme Court’s verdict on prorogation of parliament, he reiterated that the decision taken by the top court was not right.

The United Kingdom Supreme Court on Tuesday said Boris Johnson acted “unlawfully” when he advised Queen Elizabeth to suspend parliament weeks ahead of Brexit.

The 11-judge panel of the UK Supreme Court said in its verdict that Johnson had misled the Queen to discontinue parliament and it had affected the parliament’s ability to carry out its constitutional functions without any justification.

“Parliament has not been prorogued and this is the unanimous decision of all the 11 judges,” the SC judgement said. “MP’s should return to parliament and it’s up to the speaker to decide the next steps,” it added.

As the situation stands, the UK is supposed to leave the European Union (EU) on October 31.

Source: indiatoday.in

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