Decision to prorogue Parliament ‘not a matter for the courts’, High Court rules

Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s decision to suspend Parliament for five weeks “is not a matter for the courts”, the High Court has ruled.

Giving their reasons for rejecting the case brought by businesswoman Gina Miller, leading judges said the decision to prorogue Parliament was “purely political” and therefore not capable of challenge in the courts.

Ms Miller’s claim – which was supported by former prime minister Sir John Major, shadow attorney general Baroness Chakrabarti and the Scottish and Welsh governments – was dismissed last Friday.

Lord Chief Justice Lord Burnett, Master of the Rolls…
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