UK's Supreme Court rules suspension of Parliament was unlawful

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The UK's highest court ruled unanimously this morning that the prime minister's decision to suspend Parliament was unlawful, in an historic ruling. Brenda Hale, the court's president, said that Boris Johnson's proroguing was given in order to prevent Parliament from carrying out its functions, and the request was unjustified. Lady Hale said: "The effect on the fundamentals of our democracy was extreme." The decision of the justices was that Parliament had not been prorogued. The spea...

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Christopher Copper-Ind is editor-in-chief of International Investment. Before this, he was editorial director of The Business Year, from 2014 to 2017.