European Interest

European Greens: A victory for the rule of law in the UK


The Supreme Court has ruled that the UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s suspension of parliament for five weeks at the height of the Brexit crisis was unlawful.

“Today’s landmark ruling by the Supreme Court in the UK that the suspension of parliament was unlawful marks a monumental victory for the sovereignty of parliamentary democracy.  It sends out a clear message that no-one is above the law,” said the co-chairs of the European Green Party Monica Frassoni and Reinhard Bütikofer reacting to the ruling.

“We have been steadfast in our support for our Green colleagues in the UK and totally against the shutting down of parliament to override parliamentary scrutiny. The rule of law is one of the fundamental values of the European Union and its member states and cannot be discarded on a whim. Elected representatives in the UK must now be allowed to resume work as a matter of urgency so they can begin to chart a sensible path through this national crisis.  We believe the final decision on the UK’s future in the European Union should be made by the people through a referendum – a Peoples Vote,” they added.

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