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The Supreme Court’s ruling against Boris Johnson shows we need a written constitution

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24.09.2019

Today’s Supreme Court judgement was a momentous one. Not only did it find that the Prime Minister’s action in proroguing parliament was unlawful, it did so unanimously, with all eleven judges agreeing.

Our democracy has been rescued from an assault by the Prime Minister, his adviser Dominic Cummings and their hedge-fund backers. This is a huge indictment of Boris Johnson and his ignore-the-rules approach to government. He should now resign.

But this judgement is not just about the abuse of executive power by Johnson. It also demonstrates the serious weaknesses of our uncodified, unwritten constitution which has survived for nearly 350 years but........

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