The Queen

Sir John Major: “No Prime Minister must ever treat The Monarch in this way again”


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Former Prime Minister Sir John Major has spoken out for first time since the Supreme Court ruled in his favour on Tuesday morning that Boris Johnson acted unlawfully in proroguing Parliament.

Sir John, who was Prime Minister from 1993-1997, took the current PM, Mr Johnson, to court over his decision to prorogue Parliament for five weeks.

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

Speaking after the verdict, Sir John said: “Parliament must now be recalled immediately to recommence its work, and to receive the Prime Minister’s unreserved apology.

“No Prime Minister must ever treat The Monarch or Parliament in this way again.”

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.