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What you need to know about the protogation of parliament.

Letter from today’s National

THE. judgment by the Court of Session -the most senior UK court to sit on the very specific issue of whether the protogation of the UK Parliament by the UK Prime Minister, in this particular case, was lawful or unlawful -is now UI<. law. Ever since the judgment was made, the closure of the UK Parliament under’ this prorogation has been unlawful under UK law. This fact cannot be compromised by the possibility of any future judgment(s) from the UK Supreme Court.
Anyone who values the ‘ fundamental principle of the rule of · law should take their opposition to I this unlawful prorogation to the UK Prime Minister and/ or any MPs who supported it. There are, for starters, 13 Conservative MPs in Scotland who seem to have made ·no effort to support the court judgment. Their silence shows a lack of respect for the legal process not just in this country but throughout the UK as a whole, on this matter. Services performed by the UK Parliament, on our behalf and paid for through taxation, have been unlawfully curtailed. The meter started ticking from the moment the Court of Session made its judgement. It is time for us to calculate the value of the many work hours, paid .for through taxation, that have been lost through this unlawful action of the UK Priine Minister. The bill for the rebate for these unlawfully removed services should be paid by the person responsible, the UK Prime Minister. There is also a very real possibility that the unlawful prorogation may create its own costs to the public. Class action anyone?
Donald Hamilton
Milngavie

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