Wed 11 Sep, 2019

Responding to the judgement of the Inner House of the Court of Session, Scottish Greens Parliamentary Co-Leader Patrick Harvie MSP said:

“We’ll all need to study the detail of this ruling, but it seems clear that the criticism of Boris Johnson’s decision to shut down Parliament has been vindicated, and we therefore support the demand to recall Parliament.

“It’s extraordinary that the UK Government – even one which has descended ever further into minority status – should have the power to replace the Prime Minister, set the parliamentary agenda and even force MPs to pack up and go home to avoid being held to account. No Scottish Government would have the legal ability to act in this dictatorial manner. The present crisis has highlighted the urgent need for a modern, democratic constitution which prevents the abuse of power by dangerous extremists like Boris Johnson.”

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