By Nick Baum
TUESDAY – 9/24/19
In a ruling early this morning, the United Kingdom’s highest court declared Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s suspension of parliament as unlawful, and therefore will not take effect. Johnson requested to the queen last week to suspend parliament in order to change plans and gain more votes in a Brexit deal.
Despite Johnson’s plea, both opposition members as well as now the supreme court agree that Johnson’s suspension of parliament was done to run out time for his opposition to create a deal to stop Brexit, as there was a looming deadline. Johnson took over as Prime Minister and leader of the Conservative Party after Theresa May resigned late this summer.
Johnson is currently in New York City today as he’ll make a speech at the United Nations General Assembly later today. However, many speculate he will change his plans in order to deal with the ongoing issues, and return back to London.
Sources and Pictures: CNN, NBC News, BBC