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Johnson's prorogation of parliament deemed 'unlawful' by Scottish court.

Discussion in 'Personal' started by nomad, Sep 11, 2019.

  1. nomad

    nomad Star commenter

  2. florian gassmann

    florian gassmann Star commenter

    nizebaby and nomad like this.
  3. chelsea2

    chelsea2 Star commenter

  4. nomad

    nomad Star commenter

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  5. TCSC47

    TCSC47 Star commenter

    Quite right too! Well done the Scots!
    Alice K, Laphroig, sodalime and 3 others like this.
  6. afterdark

    afterdark Lead commenter

    Quite so.

    The Scots have a long history of standing up to Tory spheriods.
  7. coffeekid

    coffeekid Star commenter

    Well done to Joanna Cherry and her team. I wonder what will happen at the Supreme Court though...
    Alice K, Laphroig, sodalime and 2 others like this.
  8. chelsea2

    chelsea2 Star commenter

    The law, of course, is impartial......
    TCSC47, Lara mfl 05 and nomad like this.
  9. coffeekid

    coffeekid Star commenter

  10. coffeekid

    coffeekid Star commenter

    Twitter thread from David Allen Green, commentator and contributing editor of the Financial Times:

    "On the astonishing Scots law case. Some general points - Scots law is different, sometimes very different to the law of England and Wales This includes a different approach to constitutional law matters. That is why the Scottish court is able to take a different view on the legality of prorogation to that of the English high court. English constitutional law has been contaminated for a century by the parliamentary absolutism of Victorian jurist AV Dicey. Scots law is free of that. This means something which is unconstitutional can also be unlawful in Scotland, even if held to be lawful by High Court in London (Same in theory with Northern Irish courts) That is why I and others would have put the chances of the action succeeding in London as zero. And that is why cannily the action was launched in Scotland, where judges and the law would be far more receptive.
    So huge kudos to@joannaccherry and other parliamentarians for taking this case forward And congratulations to @JolyonMaugham, with whom I often disagree, for his important role in bringing this case."
    Alice K, sodalime, afterdark and 7 others like this.
  11. chelsea2

    chelsea2 Star commenter

    IF Brexit happens, I can see a number of English people moving to Scotland. Such a sensible country in many ways. If only you could get rid of the midges!
    Last edited: Sep 11, 2019
  12. Duke of York

    Duke of York Star commenter

    I would hope they erect stocks outside parliament and sentence the entire cabinet to a week in them while we can still get fresh fruit and vegetables.
    vannie, sodalime, MAGAorMIGA and 3 others like this.
  13. emerald52

    emerald52 Star commenter

    I’m holding out hope that my Scots parent will entitle me to an EU passport when the union breaks up.
    Alice K likes this.
  14. florian gassmann

    florian gassmann Star commenter

    And the cold. And the rain. And the short days and long nights in winter. And The Sturgeon ...
    nomad likes this.
  15. chelsea2

    chelsea2 Star commenter

    I have a Scottish surname - hoping that will do (no ancestral connections, as far as I know. :()
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  16. nomad

    nomad Star commenter

    At least she got a sensible job after The Krankies split up!
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  17. alex_teccy

    alex_teccy Established commenter

    UK government is predicated on separation of powers. That’s why this political decision is terrible. We’ll end up like the states where judges become political appointments.
  18. coffeekid

    coffeekid Star commenter

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  19. dumpty

    dumpty Star commenter

    And Australian actors of dubious mind prancing around all day in a kilt slagging off the English.

    (My Scottish friends still want to kill me when I say I thought Mad Max did a great Scottish accent....I still do to be fair to him!)
  20. TCSC47

    TCSC47 Star commenter

    I'm afraid you show ignorance of the meaning of "separation of powers". The fact that Bojob will have to follow the law is the "separation of powers". It is not a political decision by the Scottish courts but the fundamental protection of our democracy. And to say anything else is just self serving spin.
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