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Whatever the Supreme Court’s ruling, Johnson’s prorogation is a democratic horror

The obscenity of the prime minister’s behaviour neither begins nor ends in the law

By Jonathan Lis  

Photo: SOPA Images/SIPA USA/PA Images

The Supreme Court has this week provided the scene for constitutional drama not witnessed in over 300 years. A former Conservative prime minister has, in the nation’s highest court, accused the current Conservative prime minister of lying and behaving unlawfully. Judges have heard the numerous ways in which our convention-based constitution could succumb to tyranny. Leading barristers have outlined the now fundamental conflict between the executive and parliament. This, in particular, looks set to be one of the great battles of our age.

The legal arguments…

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