BORIS Johnson is preparing to meet President Trump this afternoon after the devastating court ruling that shutting down Parliament was illegal.
The PM promised today to “roll out the red carpet” for the US President ahead of a bilateral meeting with him today, and a UN speech.
In a speech this morning to business leaders in New York he demanded both countries “break down barriers” to trade and sign a bumper trade deal after we leave the EU.
“All the evidence suggests that free trade is the best and fastest way to increase prosperity of both countries,” he stressed.
Britain will take a “giant step out into the world” and leave he EU with confidence, he insisyed.
He vowed to make London “the place you will want to be and want your business to be… I say to everyone here, come and join us!”
His crunch meetings come after 11 justices ruled this morning that Boris’ advice to the Queen to shut down Parliament before Brexit was unlawful and it was null and void.
MPs are heading back to Westminster tomorrow morning, and could now use the extra time to try and frustrate Brexit further.
The PM said today: “I strongly disagree with this decision of the Supreme Court.”
But he raised the possibility of shutting down Parliament again in the coming days.
“I don’t think the justices remotely excluded the possibility of having a Queen’s Speech but what we will certainly do is ensure Parliament has plenty of time to debate Brexit,” he told the media at lunchtime.
“Parliament has been debating Brexit for three years solidly now is the chance for us to get a deal, come out of the Eu on Oct 31 and that is what we are going to do”
“I strongly disagree with this decision of the Supreme Court. I have the upmost respect for our judiciary, I don’t think this was the right decision.
“I think that the prorogation has been used for centuries without this kind of challenge.”
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