Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
Display:
Normally, one would expect the Supreme Court to rubberstamp the government's wishes. But:

There is a growing belief in the legal community that the court will find against the government when it hands down its momentous verdict on Johnson's decision to prorogue parliament.

The prospect of the court finding against the prime minister has left the UK heading towards a "constitutional eruption of volcanic proportions", according to another senior legal figure who asked not to be named. He said he also believed the case would go against the government.

Before the case, few thought the court would determine that Johnson's advice to the Queen to suspend parliament for five weeks would be found unlawful. But over the course of the three-day hearing opinion has dramatically shifted.

(...)

 the judges spent a large portion of their time exploring possible remedies - what they might determine must happen if they find against the prime minister. In other cases, judges seldom devote effort to discussing remedies if they are not seriously considering finding in favour of the complainant, legal sources say.

Bullshit and trolling may allow the executive to take a wrecking ball to "the norms of governance", but the SC seems to have been highly unimpressed by the government's feeble arguments in this case.

Boris may still brazen it out. Maybe not.

Things are going to slide, slide in all directions
Won't be nothing
Nothing you can measure anymore
L. Cohen

by john_evans (john(dot)evans(dot)et(at)gmail(dot)com) on Sun Sep 22nd, 2019 at 10:07:13 AM EST
[ Parent ]

Others have rated this comment as follows:

Display:

Top Diaries

Occasional Series