The Queen

Boris Johnson phones The Queen from New York


BBC (fair use)

The Prime Minister has phoned The Queen from New York following the Supreme Court’s verdict that he presented Her Majesty with unlawful advice.

A Number 10 spokesperson refused to say whether or not Mr Johnson apologised to the monarch for the embarrassment of the void prorogation of parliament.

Downing Street said: “We never discuss conversations between the Prime Minister and Her Majesty”.

The Queen is currently residing at Balmoral Castle. She is expected to return to London within the next few weeks where she could possibly be appointing a new Prime Minister.

On Tuesday, the Supreme Court unanimously found that the government had acted unlawfully in the suspension of Parliament, with The Queen being misled.

The Speaker of the House of Commons, John Bercow, has confirmed that MPs would now return to Parliament on Wednesday after the Supreme Court ruled that the prorogation was null & void.

Delivering her verdict, President of the Supreme Court, Lady Hale. said: “The decision to advise Her Majesty to prorogue Parliament was unlawful because it had the effect of frustrating or preventing the ability of Parliament to carry out its constitutional functions without reasonable justification.”

Senior politicians have now called for the Prime Minister to resign, including Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn and Lib Dem leader Jo Swinson.