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Johnson Should Be Jailed Over Parliamentary Suspension - Cortes

11 September 2019

TSSA General Secretary, Manuel Cortes, has said the ruling from Scotland's Court of Session that the suspension of the Westminster Parliament is unlawful shows Boris Johnson "should be in jail."

A panel of three judges at the Court of Session found the suspension was motivated by a desire to "stymy Parliament". They said this was "unlawful and is thus null and of no effect".

Manuel Cortes said: “It’s clear now that this shameful Prime Minister broke the law in suspending Parliament. He is threatening to break it again by not seeking an extension to Article 50. That is nothing less than the subversion of British democracy by Johnson and his Conservative cohorts.

“Parliament must be immediately reopened – but Johnson should be in jail not number 10. He’s broken the law, is not fit to hold office and along with this disgraceful Government must be held to account.

“Just look at the contrast with our Labour Party – the only serious party of Government on offer. As Keir Starmer told the TUC Johnson and his politics of division must be defeated.

“Keir is also right, a referendum on Brexit is now the only way forward. Our people must be able to decide their future. Only then can we address the huge injustices over almost a decade disastrous Tory misrule.”

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