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Thread #165570 Message #4009615
Posted By: DMcG
19-Sep-19 - 01:51 PM
Thread Name: BS: Brexit #3: A futile gesture?
Subject: RE: BS: Brexit #3: A futile gesture?
Is this the same John Major who 'prorogued' Parliament for 3 weeks (not just 4/5 days) to avoid claims about "Cash for questions"?
Yes, and that was raised and discussed during the Supreme Court hearing. So it will be duly considered by senior judges and taken into account when they make their decision,
But greatly simplifying the argument presented, when John Major prorogued Parliament it made the Government and Parliament accountable to the electorate, whereas this occasion makes the Government less accountable. I am not a lawyer so I am sure that is a crude representation, but no doubt the transcripts will be available in due course.