Court of session in Edinburgh rejects bid to prevent PM’s prorogation of House of CommonsBoris JohnsonPhotograph: Victoria Jones/PAThe court of session in Edinburgh has rejected a bid to prevent Boris Johnson’s prorogation of the House of Commons. Lord Doherty, the judge who heard the case, said that the decision was non-justiciable as it was matter of high policy and political judgement. “In my opinion, there has been no contravention of the rule of law.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson was widely tipped to call for a snap general election, however he fell short of any concrete announcement in his speech. Westminster insiders say the PM may still call a snap election for October 14 if he is defeated in a House of Commons vote tomorrow which will mandate the government to ask for a further delay to Brexit.
TSSA Leader Manuel Cortes has warned Scots could face further rail chaos this weekend as trains are cancelled due to industrial action. The warning comes after thousands of angry passengers were subjected to severe delays, cancellations and "dangerous overcrowding" last Saturday as they travelled home from the last weekend of the fringe in Edinburgh.
@David_Jamieson7 The logical conclusion to that, and I agree with your take, is that if it's a guilty verdict they will also want a significant cushion between that and the campaign/vote. 2022/23 looks more and more likely