In what will undoubtedly come to be seen as a landmark decision the Supreme Court has ruled, unanimously, that the decision by Boris Johnson to prorogue Parliament was unlawfully and that the Speakers of the House of Commons and Lords should make arrangements to reconvene Parliament as soon as possible.
Reacting to the announcement Jeremy Corbyn at the Labour Party conference made the following points to wild applause:
- The Supreme Court has decided that PM has acted wrongly and abused his power.
- That the Speaker can now recall Parliament.
- I will immediately demand that it is recalled.
- I will demand that no-deal is taken off the table and that he call a General Election to allow the election of a Government who will act in the peoples interest.
- In the meantime Johnson should, in the old phrase, ”consider his position” resign and become the shortest serving PM ever.
Commenting on this Colin O’Driscoll vice chair of Labour International said:
”Labour International welcome the decision of the Supreme Court and fully support the comments of Jeremy Corbyn. Far too many people in Europe,including many members of the Labour Party organised in Labour International, have been facing crippling uncertainty for the last three years. We need no-deal off the table, a General Election and a Labour Government who will implement the decision agreed by Conference yesterday.”