MPs to return to Westminster after landmark ruling

Mr Johnson is expected to return to the UK at midday

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Members of Parliament will return to Westminster this morning after the Supreme Court ruled the Prime Minister’s decision to suspend Parliament was unlawful.

The House of Commons will sit at 11:30am at the call of the Speaker John Bercow, after Supreme Court president Lady Brenda Hale said Speakers and Lords could “take immediate steps to enable each house to meet as soon as possible”.

Boris Johnson will fly back from the UN General Assembly in the Unites States to face MPs, many of whom are calling for his resignation.

Jeremy Corbyn, who will return early from the annual Labour Party conference to return to Parliament, demanded that Mr Johnson “consider his position”.

But Downing Street has said there is no question of the Prime Minister standing down.

Mr Johnson is expected to land in the UK around midday, and it is thought that he will address the Commons in the afternoon.

He 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".

The Prime Minister also spoke to the Queen after the verdict, according to a government source, who would not comment on whether he apologised to the monarch.

Mr Johnson has been spared a Prime Minister’s Questions, owing to “notification requirements”.

However, Mr Bercow insisted that there would be "full scope" for urgent questions, ministerial statements and applications for emergency debates.

Peers will also return to the House of Lords.

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