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Boris Johnson, the judges and the big political lie

Truth is fast losing all currency in our politics. But a ruling in Edinburgh demonstrates it still counts a great deal in the courts

By Tom Clark  

Pro-EU demonstrators outside the Court of Session in Edinburgh. Photo: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire/PA Images

I’ll leave it to lawyers to digest the remarkable ruling by the Court of Session in Edinburgh that “the prime minister’s advice to HM the Queen and the prorogation which followed thereon was unlawful and is thus null.” They will be able to anticipate and explain, as I can’t, what this means for public law, the Union, the position of the Queen—and whether or not it will soon be overturned and forgotten in the Supreme Court.

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