MPs returned to the Commons on Wednesday after the Supreme Court ruled that Boris Johnson’s decision to suspend Parliament was unlawful.
Supreme Court president Lady Hale said on Tuesday that it was unlawful because “it had the effect of frustrating or preventing the ability of Parliament to carry out its constitutional functions without reasonable justification.”
Attorney General Geoffrey Cox told the Commons that he was “disappointed” at the landmark ruling but respected the judgement.
Here are pictures of some of the key political events this week.
A pub in London has become a hotspot for Sudanese activists and protesters have a special chant for it. Sudanese activists have been demonstrating in solidarity with people in Khartoum since December 2018. x Long-time President Omar al-Bashir was overthrown and arrested on Thursday after months of street protests. But thousands of protesters have vowed […]
Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The round £1 coin was demonetised at midnight on 15 October 2017 Twenty four million old-style £1 coins have been returned to the Royal Mint over the last year. But that still leaves 145 million outstanding – even though people have been unable to spend them in shops since […]
Image copyright Oceans 8 Image caption Laughing gas canisters littered the beach, and balloons which can kill marine life when swallowed Brighton beach was littered with laughing gas canisters and balloons by Pride revellers, say volunteers cleaning up after the event. Up to 1,000 people have been clearing large amounts of bottles, cans, glass and […]