Reply to post: Re: Arbitrary law is reappearing

It's cool for Brit snoops to break the law, says secretive spy court. Just hold on while we pull off some legal jujitsu to let MI5 off the hook...

Roland6 Silver badge

Re: Arbitrary law is reappearing

>The attempt to distinguish between the PM's actions and the will of Parliament is doomed.

Err no, as a number of former PM's have clearly demonstrated, they only act will with the will of Parliament if they have actually asked Parliament and got Parliaments assent. At no time did BoJo engage with Parliament to determine that it's 'will' was to support the proroguing of Parliament ie. the relinquishing of Parliamentary sovereignty to the Crown and the Crown's representative in Parliament; the Prime Minister.

What is clear from the article you linked to, it's author has a very poor understanding of the UK constitutional settlement.

Fundamentally, if Parliament is sovereign - something many Brexiteers bang on about, then it is illegal for a PM, without Parliament's express approval, to go to the Sovereign and prorogue Parliament.

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