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Oh, it's starting to feel a LOT like Christmas ! FINALLY a flipping g-g-g-g-reat day !

Zippity doo dah, zippity day, my oh my what a wonderful day !

Brexit : Prorogation was Unlawful !!! Bercow can re-open Parliament immediately.

All 11 judges were unanimous that Johnson's prorogation was unlawful, and that it was as if it never happened. The House of Commons and Lords can resume immediately.


The UK's highest court has ruled that British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was "unlawful".

The prime minister advised the Queen on 28 August to prorogue parliament for five weeks, and it was suspended on 9 September until 14 October.

Mr Johnson said the five-week suspension is to allow the government to set out a new legislative agenda in a Queen's speech when MPs return to parliament.

But those who brought legal challenges argue the prorogation is designed to prevent parliamentary scrutiny of the UK's impending exit from the EU on 31 October.

The Supreme Court heard appeals over three days arising out of separate legal challenges in England and Scotland, in which leading judges reached different conclusions.
At the High Court in London, Lord Chief Justice Lord Burnett and two other judges rejected campaigner and businesswoman Gina Miller's challenge, finding that the prorogation was "purely political" and not a matter for the courts.

But in Scotland, a cross-party group of MPs and peers led by SNP MP Joanna Cherry QC won a ruling from the Inner House of the Court of Session that Mr Johnson's prorogation decision was unlawful because it was "motivated by the improper purpose of stymieing parliament".

Brexit : Boris Johnson's brother announces he will NOT stand at the next General Election ! BIG news

Said he couldn't resolve Family loyalty v the National Interest (Couldn't square the lies, I presume).

Jo Johnson

Itís been an honour to represent Orpington for 9 years & to serve as a minister under three PMs. In recent weeks Iíve been torn between family loyalty and the national interest - itís an unresolvable tension & time for others to take on my roles as MP & Minister. #overandout

Brexit : The Fragility of democracy and why winner takes all economics led to the rise of populism

EP21: The Fragility of democracy and why winner takes all economics has led to the rise of populism

David McWilliams, Economist

Published on 2 Sep 2019

Democracy is often taken for granted and many countries are currently testing its resilience right before our eyes. On this episode we break down how we ended up in this political/economic/social mess

Black is the colour - Christy Moore

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