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Suspending Parliament was unlawful, court rules

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Media captionLIVE: Supreme Court ruling on Parliament suspension

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, saying it was to allow a Queen’s Speech to outline his new policies.

But the UK’s highest court said it was wrong to stop Parliament carrying out its duties.


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