Prime Minister under attack as Supreme Court case into proroguing Parliament begins

Prime Minister under attack as Supreme Court case into proroguing Parliament begins

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Prime Minister’s ‘improper motive’ for suspending Parliament
Boris Johnson has been accused of proroguing Parliament for political reasons at the opening of a Supreme Court case today. Lord Pannick, representing the businesswoman Gina Miller, argued the Prime Minister had been “improper” and wanted to prevent Parliamentary scrutiny of the Government. Click here to watch and follow the Supreme Court prorogation hearing live. Gareth Daviesoutlines the timetable and when a decision will be made. And Adam Cygan explains how the PM can deliver a no-deal Brexit by October 31 legally.
Meanwhile, Xavier Bettel’s humiliating “empty-chairing” of Mr Johnson in Luxembourg yesterday has caused diplomatic unease in Brussels and Berlin. It comes despite a public show of support for the prime minister of Luxembourg from Emmanuel Macron. The British Prime Minister cancelled a planned open-air press conference with Luxembourg’s leader after it became clear a nearby group of up to 75 anti-Brexit protesters would boo and chant whenever he spoke. Here is what European politicians and diplomats are saying about it. 
PS – This is worth a look. Read what Telegraph readers have said about David Cameron’s return to the public eye ahead of the launch of his political memoirs.

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