Boris to demand election AGAIN as MPs return after Supreme Court judges rule his shutdown illegal

Boris to demand election AGAIN as MPs return after Supreme Court judges rule his shutdown illegal

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BORIS Johnson will demand an election AGAIN as MPS return after Supreme Court judges ruled his Shutdown was illegal.

The PM will throw down the gauntlet to Jeremy Corbyn for a third time and flying through the night the night to face angry MPs this afternoon.

Boris Johnson will arrive back in London this morning to face up to MPs in the Commons after his Supreme Court showdown
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Boris Johnson will challenge Labour boss Jeremy Corbyn to an election
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ELECTION CALL

The move comes after Supreme Court judges ruled Boris’ dramatic move to suspend – or prorogue – Parliament was unlawful.

Mr Johnson is expected to call for a vote on a national poll tomorrow, the Telegraph reports.

He has repeatedly challenged Mr Corbyn toan election and previously blasted the Labour boss as a “chicken” after he dodged the call in the Commons.

Cabinet ministers have called for the PM to suspend – or prorogue Parliament – for a second time if he loses the vote.

A Government source said: “We are in truly uncharted territory here.

“Proroguing Parliament again would not be without risk, but every time the courts and others try to stop the Prime Minister, it reinforces the point that the Government is fighting a lone battle to carry out the will of the people.”

COMMONS GRILLING

Boris will land on an RAF flight from New York at 11am and is expected to join MPs in the chamber this afternoon.

Speaker John Bercow will recall Parliament from 11.30am and while the shutdown will top the list of priorities across the House – no formal votes on it are expected to take place today.

There will also be no Prime Minister’s Questions, but Bercow said MPs would have “full scope” for urgent questions, ministerial statements and emergency debates.

The anti-Brexit Speaker said he “welcomed” the verdict by the Supreme Court judges and the Tories fear he is among the Remainers who will do their upmost to block Brexit.

MPs see the resumed sitting as their last chance to stop us leaving the bloc while time ticks down to the deadline on October 31.

DEFIANT BORIS

A defiant Mr Johnson has refused to quit as PM despite mR Corbyn – and other opposition ministers – calling for his head.

Boris said he “strongly disagreed” with the ruling of the 11 justices at the Supreme Court but vowed he was going nowhere.

Instead the embattled Tory leader fumed: “Jeremy Corbyn is talking out the back of his neck and he should have an election.”

Mr Johnson updated Cabinet ministers on the ruling in a conference call on Tuesday from New York, in which Commons Leader Jacob Rees-Mogg reportedly said the Supreme Court judgment amounted to a “constitutional coup”.

He also spoke to the Queen after the verdict, according to a Government source who would not comment on whether he apologised to the monarch.

FACING THE MUSIC

Shadow cabinet office minister Jon Trickett indicated they would be seeking to bring Mr Johnson to the Commons chamber to account for his actions.

“We want to hear what legal advice he was acting on, why he ended up in court and being ruled in this quite extraordinary way.

Mr Rees-Mogg will set out the business for the week on Wednesday, a Government source said.

Mr Johnson meanwhile has said he still wants to go ahead with a new Queen’s Speech setting out the Government’s legislative agenda – his stated reason for seeking a shutdown of Parliament.

His comments suggest that he could potentially seek another suspension – or prorogation – something he has not ruled out.

Mr Corbyn, who brought forward his Labour Party Conference speech so he can return to Westminster, called the PM’s plan to stop MPs sitting for five weeks “reckless” and “disastrous”.

He added: “This unelected Prime Minister should now resign.”

But yesterday the embattled PM was handed a huge boost after trade talks with Donald Trump.


Backing him to stay at No10, the US President said: ““I’ll tell you, I know him well, he’s not going anywhere”.

And Boris replied: “No, no, no”.

Asked if he had any advice for PM to deal with judges, Mr Trump said: “No I think he’s doing very well.

And on his reaction to the court ruling today he added: “I had no reaction … for him it’s just another day at the office.”

Boris shrugged off today’s drama, adding: “Tomorrow’s just another day in Parliament.”

Speaker John Bercow will recall Parliament by 11.30am tomorrow
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Boris met Trump in New York this afternoon
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The Supreme Court has been urged by Remain lawyers to demand that MPs are recalled next week if it rules that Boris Johnson misled the Queen[/caption]


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