Broken Boris

Boris’ call to suspend parliament has been deemed “unlawful” by the Supreme Court. (

This decision comes with a great deal of controversy. Firstly, this decision implies that Boris Johnson has broken the law in his attempt to suspend parliament.

Johnson had also apparently presented the Queen of England with advice which was unlawful. Furthermore, the leader of the Labour Party (Jeremy Corbin) has called for Johnson to resign from his post.

This is a serious charge to face, given Johnson has only had control of the country for a couple of months. “Even the most brazen Johnson backer cannot simply shrug off,” indicates that this ruling has serious consequences for the PM’s future.

In addition, other political party leaders (the Scottish National Party and Liberal democrats) are also “calling on him to go now too”.

The speaker of the commons has urged that parliament must meet quickly in order to establish the future, especially with what may happen in regards to Brexit.


  1. fuglsang says

    You have lots of opportunities in these news comments to educat me about British media, Sam. So far you have only summarized the article.

    The BBC story, though, presents some differences from American media that I’m curious about. I have always thought the BBC to be objective and factual. This suggests something else:

    “But there is a difference between being ruthless and reckless. And the scope and strength of this judgement cannot just be dismissed as some pesky judges sticking their noses in.”

    You could also compare the British coverage of Boris with our American coverage of Trump. There seem to be similarities.