This judgement shows a Prime Minister cannot waive away parliament if it doesn’t bend to his will


Speaking in response to the unanimous ruling by the Supreme Court that the Prime Ministers decision to suspend parliament was unlawful and void, Tammy Palmer, councillor and Lib Dem parliamentary campaigner for Tottenham, said that:

“There are lots of reasons to welcome this decision. It means MPs can get on with passing the Domestic Abuse bill, scrutinise ministers and hold the government to account on Brexit. But even more important is what it represents: it shows that even the Government must follow the law and that a Prime Minister cannot waive away parliament if it doesn’t bend to his will. The Brexit crisis has strained our democracy, but this judgement shows it has not broken it”.

Photo credit: DAVID ILIFF. License: CC BY-SA 3.0


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