Court of Session rejects petition to prevent Prorogation

A judge from the Court of Session in Scotland has rejected the petition to prevent Prime Minister Boris Johnson closing Parliament for 5 Weeks from the week commencing 9 Sep 2019.

The petition was presented by a number of MPs led by Joanna Cherry. It was a Judicial Review seeking a ruling that the Prime Minister has acted illegally by proroguing Parliament prior to the UK leaving the EU at the end of October.

Lord Doherty rejected the petition stating:

“It is not for the courts to decide further restraints on prorogation which go beyond those which parliament provides”

The legal team representing the petitioners have launched an appeal to the ruling.

Details of the judgement can be found at

and a copy is available at

Full Judgement (pdf)