Cambridge MP Daniel Zeichner has renewed his call for Parliament to be re-called after Scottish appeal court judges declared the Prime Minister’s decision to suspend parliament for five weeks as “unlawful”.
The three judges, chaired by Lord Carloway, Scotland’s most senior judge, overturned an earlier ruling that the courts did not have the powers to interfere in the prime minister’s political decision to prorogue parliament.
Mr Zeichner is one of the 75 MPs and peers who brought the original case. Their lawyers have argued that the Prime Minister’s decision to suspend parliament ahead of the crucial 31 October Brexit deadline, is in breach of the constitution.
Daniel Zeichner MP said: “We live in unprecedented times. Never in my wildest dreams did I think I would be part of a court case trying to stop the Prime Minister from breaking the law. We know why Parliament has been shut down. It is to shut up people like me. But not only is the decision deeply damaging to our ability to avoid a disastrous no-deal Brexit, now judges say it is “unlawful”. Boris Johnson should immediately re-call parliament.”