2019-09-25 12:43:06

What the U.K. Supreme Court’s Historic Ruling Against Boris Johnson Means for Brexit

The U.K. Parliament has reconvened after the country’s Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that Prime Minister Boris Johnson had unlawfully suspended Parliament in order to push through Brexit with or without a deal.

Johnson made the unprecedented move late last month, asking the queen to prorogue Parliament in order to limit debate on leaving the European Union, which the U.K. is scheduled to do by October 31.

Calls for Johnson’s resignation are mounting since the news broke, with opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn calling for a general election and demanding Johnson apologize to the queen and to the country.

For more on the political crisis in Britain, Democracy Now! speaks with legendary British singer and songwriter Billy Bragg.

“Really, what’s behind Brexit is ordinary working people feeling they no longer have agency over their lives. … The European Union have become a focus for anger that really should be directed at the Westminster government that Boris Johnson lead.” Bragg says. His new book is The Three Dimensions of Freedom.

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