Orkney and Shetland MP, Alistair Carmichael, welcomed news that Scotland’s highest civil court had ruled against Boris Johnson’s government over its use of prorogation. The Court of Session found that the suspension of Parliament was unlawful and that the Prime Minister’s actions were motivated by the “improper purpose” of obstructing Parliament.
Commenting, Mr. Carmichael said:
“This is a serious legal and political blow to Boris Johnson. In recent weeks the Prime Minister has shown an alarming willingness to act outside the law, and the Court’s ruling makes it clear once again that he is bending and breaking constitutional norms.”
“More time is needed to consider the full terms of judgement, and I expect that further court proceedings are to come.
“It’s no wonder he feels he has a right to rule without oversight. The arrogance and self-entitlement at the heart of this government becomes ever more apparent, but no one is above the law. That includes the Prime Minister.”