UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s decision to prorogue parliament is unlawful, a court in Scotland has ruled.
A document on the decision made on Tuesday said it was due to the suspension having “the purpose of stymying parliament”.
A spokesperson for the government said it was “disappointed” but planned to appeal the decision with the UK Supreme Court next week.
It added: “The UK Government needs to bring forward a strong domestic legislative agenda. Proroguing parliament is the legal and necessary way of delivering this.”
Johnson has been accused of using the suspension scheduled until mid-October as a means to give opposition MPs less time to stop him from pushing through Brexit on the 31st – deal or no deal.
But the prime minister insists he is just following procedure by shutting down parliament in the lead up to the Queen’s speech, which opens a new parliamentary session.