Boris Johnson‘s prorogation of Westminster ruled unlawful by Britain’s highest court

Following the ruling of the Supreme Court that Boris Johnson acted unlawfully in suspending parliament in order to frustrate parliamentary scrutiny of his reckless Brexit strategy, Martin Schirdewan, co-president of GUE/NGL and member of the European Parliament Brexit Steering Group, said that “this is a game-changer. It is hard to see how Boris Johnson can remain as Prime Minister following this ruling. We will watch with interest what steps the democratic institutions in Britain will take in order to avoid further unlawful actions by the Prime Minister.”

“Looking at this ruling, how can anybody argue that Ireland’s best interests are served by continuing to be ruled by a country with a Prime Minister who acts illegally in order to wilfully damage the peace process in Ireland?” added Martina Anderson, GUE/NGL coordinator on Brexit.