LONDON, Sep 4 (EUROPE PRESS) –
A Scottish judge has determined on Wednesday that the decision of the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Boris Johnson, to suspend parliamentary activity for several weeks is completely legal.
Johnson announced on August 28 that Parliament would be closed for about five weeks – from mid-September to October 14. Although it is the usual break between sessions, it has never been so long.
Therefore, a group of 75 parliamentarians from different parties took Johnson's decision to the Court of Sessions in Edinburgh, arguing that the 'premier' had abused his power.
Judge Raymond Doherty has finally concluded that it is a legal measure and that it is up to the parties and the voters to make a political assessment of it, not to the courts, reports BBC.
“In my opinion, the advice given in relation to the suspension (of Parliament) is an issue that involves high politics … This is political territory,” he said.
The plaintiffs deputies, led by the Liberal Democratic leader, Jo Swinson, and the representative of the Scottish National Party (SNP) Joanna Cherry, have advanced that they will appeal the ruling.
The opposition suspects that with this move, Johnson intends to avoid parliamentary control so that Brexit becomes a reality on October 31, as planned, with or without agreement.