Prorogation



Lord Sumption: Judiciary stepped in to curtail Johnson's 'disgraceful constitutional abuse'

A former judge has said the UK Supreme Court moved the boundaries of the law because of a "particularly disgraceful constitutional abuse" by Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

Published 26 September 2019

Bill introducing new domestic abuse offence back on track after MPs return to work

A bill introducing a new offence of coercive control in Northern Ireland which automatically fell after the prorogation of Parliament will now continue to be considered by MPs.

Published 25 September 2019

Conor Gearty: Johnson's behaviour made the Supreme Court case about the very existence of the rule of law

Professor Conor Gearty, professor of human rights law at LSE Department of Law, offers his initial thoughts on the historic Miller/Cherry judgment.

Published 25 September 2019

Government may seek to prorogue Parliament again if it loses Brexit cases

The UK government has said it may seek to prorogue Parliament again if the Supreme Court rules against it in the ongoing Brexit cases.

Published 19 September 2019

Downing Street forced to back down after questioning impartiality of Scottish judiciary

Downing Street was yesterday forced to repudiate comments made by a Number 10 insider questioning the impartiality of Scotland's judiciary in the wake of a landmark ruling that the Prime Minister's advice to the Queen to prorogue parliament was unlawful.

Published 12 September 2019

Scottish court rules Prime Minister’s advice to the Queen to prorogue Parliament was ‘unlawful’

The Prime Minister’s advice to HM the Queen that the United Kingdom Parliament should be prorogued for five weeks in the run up to Brexit was “unlawful”, Scotland's highest civil court has ruled in a judgment whose full version will be published on Friday.

Published 11 September 2019

Belfast lawyers in London for Brexit case ahead of McCord's return to High Court

Belfast lawyers Ciaran O'Hare and Conan Fegan have travelled to London to perform a watching brief in the Gina Miller case against the prorogation of Parliament.

Published 5 September 2019

Prorogation will establish 'dangerous precedent', legal academics warn

The planned five-week prorogation of Parliament will establish a "dangerous precedent" and undermine the "integrity" of the British constitution, a group of legal academics has warned.

Published 3 September 2019

Paul Craig: Prorogation – Constitutional principle and law, fact and causation

Paul Craig, professor of English law at St John's College, Oxford and an authority on administrative and EU law, writes about important issues of constitutional principle and law raised by the prospect of prorogation as well as those concerning fact and causation.

Published 3 September 2019

Interim advocate for abuse suvivors seeks meeting with Julian Smith over prorogation fears

The interim advocate for victims and survivors of historical institutional abuse has sought a meeting with Northern Ireland Secretary Julian Smith over fears that the prorogation of Parliament will set back legislation for redress.

Published 30 August 2019

Belfast court challenge to prorogation listed for hearing tomorrow

The Lord Chief Justice, Sir Declan Morgan, will hear victims' rights campaigner Raymond McCord's legal challenge to the prorogation of Parliament tomorrow.

Published 29 August 2019