State & Ceremonial

Supreme Court Judge questions whether The Queen is being "sucked in" to politics

A Justice of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom has questioned whether it is right for The Queen to be “sucked in” to matters involving constitutional principles. Lord Sales, one of the 12 Justices of the Supreme Court, questioned the government’s barrister on Wednesday morning, asking whether it is appropriate for the monarch to be drawn into politically controversial…
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State & Ceremonial

Court rules The Queen was given unlawful advice over prorogation by the Prime Minister

Three of the most senior judges in the land have ruled that The Queen was given unlawful advice to prorogue Parliament by the government. The Scottish Court in Session ruled that the advice conveyed was unlawful because “It had the purpose of stymying Parliament.” The government will appeal the decision to the Supreme Court. Lawyers acting for the winning party at court…
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State & Ceremonial

BREAKING: John Bercow to stand down after four terms as Speaker

John Bercow has announced he is to step down as Speaker of the House of Commons on October 31st. Mr Bercow made the announcement in the Commons chamber on Monday afternoon, with MPs paying tribute to the 56-year-old who has served for four consecutive terms as Speaker. Mr Bercow has held the position of Commons Speaker for over ten years, having been elected to the role in 2009. He has…
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State & Ceremonial

Boris Johnson loses his majority in the House of Commons

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has lost his majority in the House of Commons – six hours before a major Brexit vote. Dr Phillip Lee, Member of Parliament for Bracknell, crossed the floor of the Commons on Tuesday afternoon joining the Liberal Democrats. BREAKING: Utterly extraordinary! Phillip Lee has just crossed the floor in the House of Commons joining the Lib Dem’s. Boris…
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