Prorogation sought in ‘clandestine manner’, says Scottish judge

Lord Carloway says No 10 knew prorogation would stymie debate about PM’s Brexit plans

The suspension of parliament was sought in a “clandestine” manner and the “true reason” for the prorogation was to reduce the time available for scrutiny of Brexit, a senior Scottish judge said.

Boris Johnson’s decision to suspend parliament was ruled “improper” and “unlawful” on Wednesday by three senior Scottish judges, who concluded it had been done with “the purpose of stymying parliament”.

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