The recent five week suspension of the UK Parliament is unlawful, Scotland’s highest civil court has ruled.
And as the final endorser of the Government’s prorogation proposal, Her Majesty could be looking at a custodial sentence, once someone clever works out what laws have been broken, by whom and what the sentencing guidance should be.
A panel of three judges at the Court of Session found in favour of a cross-party group of politicians who were challenging the prorogation
“Constitutionally, this presents a few constitutional problems, for our unwritten Constitution”, constitution law expert, Colin Constitution QC stated, “For example, should the Monarch be incarcerated, Her Majesty could effectively be held in one of Her Majesty’s Prisons, at Her Majesty’s pleasure”
The UK government said it will appeal against the ruling to the Supreme Court in London.
“Her Majesty has effectively suspended herself and will have to unsuspend herself for Her Majesty’s Supreme Court to act”, our tame QC added, “Indeed, as Queen’s Counsel, I shouldn’t even be giving this advice”.
The Queen agreed to the Prorogation on the advice of the Prime Minister
“Smart move”, legal expert Colin Seemeonskynews, concluded “It will be down to the Prime Minister to prove that Her Majesty was dim-witted enough not to work out his real intentions, despite every political analyst, seeing through his thin veil of lies, in using a prorogation as strategy to avoid scrutiny of his Brexit negotiation efforts. A strategy originally proposed during the Tory Leadership elections in June/July.”
The Supreme Court is due to commence review of the Scottish Court of Session next Tuesday (17-SEP)
Leader of the House of Commons, Jacob Rees-Mogg was quoted “We in Her Majesty’s Most Honourable Privy Council are confident that we have acted lawfully, have successfully passed the buck onto Her Majesty and will successfully overturn this decision once reviewed by a proper English Court, made up of twelve proper judges, from Her Majesty’s House of Lords. Especially as they are keeping a seat warm for me on the red benches”