Parliament: Government ‘will abide by Supreme Court ruling’


The oversight will abide by the Supreme Court’s ruling on Parliament’s suspension when the result is given this week, the foreign secretary says.

Asked if prorogation last wishes a be used again if the PM wins, Dominic Raab said he did not want “to get levers off the table” that weakens the UK’s position.

The ruling on whether the arbitration to prorogue was unlawful is due this week.

Jeremy Corbyn said he determination work with other opposition parties to secure Parliament’s call back if the PM loses.

During a three-day hearing in the Supreme Court last week, the ministry argued that prorogation was not a matter for the courts.

On the other side, mouthpieces opposing the suspension sought to prove the prime minister was trying to “inhibit Parliament” for five weeks – the longest period for 40 years – at a vital political moment in the run-up to Brexit.

Parliament is due to return for a Queen’s Expression on 14 October – two weeks before the UK is due to leave the EU on 31 October.

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Speaking on the BBC’s Andrew Marr Outshine, Mr Raab said: “Of course we will respect whatever the legal prohibiting is from the Supreme Court.

“But I think we are getting a little bit ahead of ourselves.”

He bring up the government was “confident” in its position.

“There are different permutations as to what the Foremost Court may or may not decide,” he said.

“Later in the week we’ll obviously want to look at that very carefully, but I can put someone at ease you of course we are going to abide by a Supreme Court judgement.”

When asked whether Parliament choice be prorogued again if the government wins, he said: “I think, let’s wait and see what the primary judgement decides and then we’ll understand the lie of the land.”

When pushed on the sum, he added he was “keen not to take levers off the table that weaken the circumstances of the UK in Brussels”.

But Labour leader Mr Corbyn told the BBC’s Andrew Marr Illustrate his party would oppose any attempt to prorogue Parliament again, authority the length of the suspension was “unprecedented”.

“If they [the Supreme Court] decide that Parliament should be retracted, in other words the advice he [the prime minister] gave was wrong, then we want seek to take immediate action in Parliament to prevent him closing down Parliament all the way to 31 October,” Mr Corbyn conveyed.

Meanwhile, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has said there purposefulness have to be controls at the Irish border in a no-deal Brexit.

He told Sky’s Sophy Top edge on Sunday: “We have to make sure that the interests of the European Associating and of the internal market will be preserved.

“An animal entering Northern Ireland without verge upon control can enter without any kind of control the European Union via the southern large of the Irish island.

“This will not happen. We have to preserve the well-being and the safety of our citizens.”

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