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Surprised.  

I thought and said they'd find it legal.

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre

by ATinNM on Tue Sep 24th, 2019 at 04:38:55 PM EST
so did I

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by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Tue Sep 24th, 2019 at 04:44:56 PM EST
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So did TBG (see thread from here down).

So didn't I <polishes medal>.

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 Tue Sep 24th, 2019 at 06:00:11 PM EST
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I have generally low expectations for the Courts intervening in  matters considered political, but then I don't understand the UK "Constitution" in the first place. What gave me pause for thought was the unanimous Scottish ruling. The UK Supreme Court would hardly wish to open up a huge rift between Scottish and "English" law, now would it?

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Tue Sep 24th, 2019 at 06:11:15 PM EST
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I really think this was a serious, straight-up decision by the Eng/Wales SC, ie, without ulterior motives.

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 Tue Sep 24th, 2019 at 06:27:03 PM EST
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At least the UK Supreme Court is functioning as intended.

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Tue Sep 24th, 2019 at 06:34:56 PM EST
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Yes I did - but I still hold with the suggestion that the verdict was going to reflect the Establishment view of the Johnson Project.

So I would be surprised if there wasn't some Crown influence behind the verdict. If that's correct Johnson will be gone very soon, because the implication is that he really doesn't have the confidence or support of the Establishment, including the Crown.

Apparently something similar happened to Eden after Suez. Eden had planned to hang on, but Her Maj returned to London and had a quiet word. And he was gone.

Tangentially, it's impressive how quickly the SC put this together. It's a very clear and unambiguous judgement on a complex topic, with the input of eleven professionals, assembled over a weekend plus two working days.

by ThatBritGuy (thatbritguy (at) googlemail.com) on Tue Sep 24th, 2019 at 06:37:47 PM EST
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I'll go with that.

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 Tue Sep 24th, 2019 at 07:12:11 PM EST
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From the arguments of Lord Pannick I thought there was a reasonable chance. I also felt that, were the UK Supreme Court not to act in this circumstance, they would be derelict in their duties constitutionally. I did not expect the unanimous decision.

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Tue Sep 24th, 2019 at 06:33:12 PM EST
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