Wed 4 Sep, 2019

Responding to today's judgement in the Court of Session, regarding the Prime Minister's decision to prorogue parliament, Scottish Greens Co-Leader Patrick Harvie MSP said: 

“The decision of the court leaves open the possibility that a Prime Minister could prorogue parliament indefinitely, and that there is no recourse to challenge this misuse of power. It’s clear that the UK’s unwritten constitution is not fit for purpose, and that’s why Greens have repeatedly said that an independent Scotland must adopt a written constitution which clearly lays out powers and responsibilities. In the meantime, I would urge the petitioners to explore every possible avenue for an appeal against this ruling. UK politics is currently in crisis and it is vital that parliament uses all its leverage to control Johnson’s menacing regime.” 

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