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Day 1 of Supreme Court hearing: Government lawyer refuses to say whether PM could suspend parliament again, as Supreme Court hears he “committed worst abuse of power in decades” – The Independent • The legal battle over Boris Johnson’s decision to suspend parliament for five weeks is being heard at…

What laws have been lost after Parliament’s suspension? – the BBC Boris Johnson’s suspension of Parliament means 13 high-profile government bills have been lost, including a law protecting victims of domestic abuse and key pieces of post-Brexit legislation.Only three pieces of legislation were carried over, meaning laws setting up post-Brexit…

Scottish judges rule Parliament suspension is unlawful (BBC News) Boris Johnson’s suspension of the UK Parliament is unlawful, Scotland’s highest civil court has ruled.A panel of three judges at the Court of Session found in favour of a cross-party group of politicians who were challenging the prime minister’s move.The judges…

Boris Johnson says deal is possible (BBC) As Parliament is suspended for five weeks until 14 October, Boris Johnson has said “there is a way” of agreeing a new Brexit deal. The Irish backstop remains a key barrier to an agreement. The prime minister held talks with Northern Ireland Democratic…