LONDON, Sep 19 (Reuters / EP) –
The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Boris Johnson, could again paralyze parliamentary activity if the Supreme Court rules against the current suspension, according to a document presented by the lawyers of the Government before the magistrates.
The Supreme Court on Tuesday initiated the hearings to determine whether the suspension of Parliament's activity until October 14, two weeks before the Brexit date, is legal, after several conflicting sentences for Johnson's interests.
On Tuesday, a government lawyer confirmed that, if the Supreme Court ruled against the Executive's decision, Parliament would resume its activity earlier than planned, which would give the deputies more time to propose possible measures to curb the Brexit without agreement.
However, in a document sent by government representatives and made public on social networks by lawyer Jo Maugham, involved in this process, Johnson's team has argued that there is a contrary ruling should not mean the immediate return of the Parliament.
“Depending on the reasoning of the court, there may or may not be options for the prime minister to study a new suspension,” explained two lawyers in this document, who allegedly answers questions raised by the judges about what the government's response to a judgment contrary to their interests.
Maugham, who has granted an interview to Sky News, has considered the Government document “surprising” “very careful” and with which he allegedly “seeks to convince the Supreme Court to leave the door open to the Government.”
The eleven magistrates responsible for the case have not clarified when they will make the decision public, which in principle is not immediately expected. Thus, although by deadlines it could be made public even this Thursday, its publication is expected to be a matter of days.