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Boris Johnson is 'father of lies' over suspending parliament, Supreme Court is told – The Times, Thetimes.co.uk

Boris Johnson is 'father of lies' over suspending parliament, Supreme Court is told – The Times, Thetimes.co.uk


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Boris Johnson gained “political advantage” by suspending parliament, one Supreme Court judge suggestedTOBY MELVILLE / GETTY IMAGES

The prime minister Boris Johnson has been branded the “father of lies” in the Supreme Court for suspending parliament in the run up to Brexit.

 

Aidan O’Neill QC, speaking for the SNP MP Joanna Cherry and 78 other politicians opposed to ano-deal Brexit, said Mr Johnson’s decision to prorogue parliament was “unlawful”.

 

He said: “What we have with this prorogation is the mother of parliaments closed down by the father of lies. Lies that have consequences, but the truth will set us free.

 

“Rather than allow lies to triumph, this court should listen to the angels of its better nature and rule this prorogation is an unlawful abuse of power. Enough is enough. Dismiss this appeal and let them know that. This is what…

 

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